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Trailblazers in Lakewood

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 Lakewood that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Megan Walker

I was born and raised near Golden, Colorado. We moved a lot as kids and my mom was a single mother for the majority of our time growing up so I spent a lot of time with my grandparents who met in art school. I was kind of a troubled child and learned pretty early on how to channel some of those feelings into creating. Read more>>

Mia Gorrell

I’ve always been obsessed with photographs. My walls growing up were covered with images I loved, which I found in storage boxes in my basement. I especially love fingering through vintage photographs in antique stores, always curious about their story and who they once belonged to. Read more>>

Jen Hirsch

Everyone always says “time heals,” but what does that even mean, anyway? Divorce, guilt, sadness, hopelessness, pain. When do you actually start to see the light at the end of the tunnel? I didn’t see this light for a long, long time. I felt lost, alone, broken, and terrified of the unknown future. Read more>>

Janice Stevens

My journey is a long and winding road, much like Mr. Toad’s wild ride. My interest in photography began in high school, but my professional career started while working on live aboard dive boats in the South Pacific as a scuba instructor/dive guide and an underwater photographer. Read more>>

K.J. Ramsey

Words have always been my safest place. I was the little kid trailing behind her family with her nose in a book, and, honestly, my nerdy childhood is serving me well. I realized in college that it wasn’t normal to like writing papers as much as I did, and toward the end of undergrad writing became even more than a thing I liked. Read more>>

Holly Freeman

I was originally drawn to photography in high school. My first camera was a film camera and the most expensive thing I had purchased, but the passion petered out when my brother showed a natural gift for photography. My jealousy won out, I stuck my camera in the closet and moved on. Read more>>

Amy Hicks

I’m a Midwest native planting my Colorado roots. I guess you could say my adventure began in 2009 when my now husband and I packed our whole lives into a tiny pull behind Uhaul and moved west. This was also around the time when medical marijuana was becoming legal. Read more>>

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