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Trailblazers in Boulder

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Boulder that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kristin Christian

I dreamed up Colorado Lifestyle Photography the year my daughter was born in 2012, with the intention of documenting our family and our love for Colorado. My husband and I are originally from Michigan, and we moved here 13 years ago to create a new lifestyle. Read more>>

Deb Matlock

My current work with Wild Rhythms includes sacred nature connection workshops, retreats, and presentations as well as shamanic-style spiritual guidance work and animal communication. This business was born out of my personal and professional experiences in nature and animal connection and spiritual work. Read more>>

Alisha Benda

I’m been in love with taking pictures since I could pick up a camera. I’ve been attracted to forever stealing a moment of life with a camera. It drives me wild. I always dreamt of traveling the world and snapping shots for Nat Geo. And being a writer. A painter. A dancer. Creativity runs deep in my veins. Read more>>

Dr. Lisa Amerine

I have loved medicine, in particular, homeopathy since I was a little girl. By the age of ten, if you needed one of the three homeopathic medicines I knew the indications for, I was sure to give it to you whether you wanted it or not. Then, as a teenager. Read more>>

Anna Smith

Hope Bound Collective has been a long dream, born out of my journey of heartache and healing. Becoming a yoga practitioner in 2011, I quickly noticed the remarkable benefits one receives from mindful yoga practice, but I was caught in a war with my body, mind, and heart. Read more>>

Sally Gilbert-Lewien

I moved to Boulder at 18 from England. I went to massage school in Westminster when I was 30 at that time, a single parent going to night school. Soon after graduating, I met my mentor who introduced me to neuroscience and his work around the spinal reflex. Read more>>

Julie Aird

Advocating has always been a big part of my life. From the beginning of my life, I’ve had challenges to tackle. I was born with a physical disability that affects my balance, coordination and speech. In elementary school, I tried hard to make friends but often felt excluded. Read more>>

Jessica Emich

I am one of the triplet sisters. Together, we have walked an amazing journey of sisterhood, healing and business. We grew up in a big Italian family where food was the centerpiece of our lives. We came together in both highs and lows over food. Food has always signified connection for us. Read more>>

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