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 Longmont that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Sometimes we look at Influencers and think, “Wow! They have it all, and things must have always come so easily to that person.” But no one is exempt from the pain and challenge that the human experience offers. Read more>>
I am fortunate to have grown up with a beautiful loving family with my incredible mum Ruth and twin sister Simone! Growing up as a twin was a lot of fun. Read more>>
Carly Smith and Laura Stratton
We are Carly Ricks Smith and Laura Paige Stratton, and we are the founders, managers, writers, and principal performers for the musical group Foxfeather. While we have been writing and performing together for nearly a decade and a half, we formed Foxfeather in the fall of 2013. Read more>>
After having my first two kids in 2014 and 2016, I decided to get my feet wet in the creative industry. I signed a contract with Nxt Model, and after doing a few jobs with them found myself interested in not only the modeling but the experience behind the lens as a photographer. Read more>>
Beth A. Smith
I grew up in a family that valued hard work and I was around many people who were entrepreneurs, even though that wasn’t a thing when I was a kid. My grandfather was an iconic figure for me, he was a self-made person who built personal wealth as the owner of a county general store, livestock trader. Read more>>
I grew up in a family of really good cooks, with farm-fresh meat and vegetables, and almost everything homemade, including bread and pastries. I started cooking with my Mom and Granny when I was 2 years old, and have loved it ever since. Read more>>
I grew up in the Bay Area but moved there shortly after I graduated from high school. My initial “life plan” was to work in healthcare and I always assumed nursing would be a good fit for me. Little did I know, my roommates at the time would have a much bigger impact on me than any class I’ve ever taken. Read more>>
When I was at Brown University at 18 years old, I hit the darkest time in my life. On the outside, it looked like I had it made. I was a three-sport varsity athlete in Field Hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, and was getting really good grades. I was overwhelmed with fear and anxiety. I had developed an insane case of OCD that made me feel like a crazy person. Read more>>
I am a Colorado native and have began my hospitality career as a teenager working in food and beverage. My first full-time job was actually at Hooters… I’m sure that made my parents really proud. Then I ran away from the winter for a while living in Hawaii, Arizona, and Las Vegas through my college years working in various restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Read more>>