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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.

Emily Cahalan

The first time I picked up a camera, was my senior year of high school. I took a Photography 101 class with a man that looked quite a bit like Danny Teeson from the Six Flags Commercials. But, it took me a long time to pursue Photography as anything more than a hobby. Read more>>

Abby Gardner

About four years ago, I experienced three life events in quick succession that I call my “shake, rattle & roll” moments. My “shake” occurred when my youngest child was starting kindergarten. My “rattle” moment happened when my husband & I learned long-time friends of ours were divorcing after 20 years of marriage and the wife was forced to restart her life over again. Read more>>

Jessica Dismuke

I started my passion for skin care when I was a little kid. I always loved making homemade scrubs and masks and enjoyed doing mini facials on my friends. When high school came around, I decided to sign up for the Esthetic’s class at Warren Tech for my junior year. Read more>> 

Jessica Clegg

Before I ever opened my own business, I worked really hard at every job I had. I worked to improve myself at every turn and to learn as much as I possibly could about, well, just about anything. It drove my now husband crazy. He said I worked too much and even worse I gave too much for how “underappreciated” I was. But, I was stubborn. Read more>>

Dani Cowan

I actually never had planned on becoming a photographer, but rather fell into by a stroke of fate. While studying pre-medicine in college, I took a solo trip to Uganda, Africa. Having grown up around other women photographers (my grandma and mom both had a passion for it), I always loved photography in general and brought my camera along on the trip. It was during that time, I fell head over heels for travel and storytelling. Read more>>

Jen Honeycutt

Like so many photographers, I have always loved taking photos and preserving memories. I have kept scrapbooks for as long as I can remember. I took a film photography class in high school and learned some of the basics of photography, but studied to become a special education teacher in college. Read more>>

Amelie Hubert

My path to art has been winding – partly because I am multi-passionate, and partly because of my own beliefs and blockages about my ability to make a living out of my passions. I grew up in Belgium where I got a Master in Psychology: Read more>>

Lauren Jones

I was fortunate to be raised in an outdoorsy family that exposed me to hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, watersports and travel at a young age right here in the foothills of Colorado. With this, my parents instilled that wanderlust and curiosity that led me to continue to search for what was around that next bend in the trail. Read more>>

Erin Berry

I love my life. I am in full alignment with my soul’s purpose, I have two beautiful happy kids, I have a tribe of people who love and support me. My days are spent serving my clients through coaching, healing, and yoga. I get to lead life-changing retreats and watch the unfolding of cosmic badassery all around me. Read more>>

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