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Trailblazers in Longmont

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.

Jenessa Eisler

I was living in Brooklyn, NY and was doing work with the Brooklyn Birthing Center as a midwife assistant. It was in the space of supporting laboring mamas that I experienced the power of hands-on healing work. The body talks, and I was able to be an active listener, with joy, with presence. I didn’t stay working in birth; I learned that the on-call nature of birth and my want to show up with my utmost integrity was challenging in my nervous system. Read more>>

Marjanna Akhtar

While studying biology at the University of Colorado, my genetics professor piqued my interest in travel and scuba diving with tales from his research on conch populations in the Caribbean. I planned a holiday to the Yucatan and while there took my first breath underwater on a scuba tank. I was hooked! The real opportunity to combine this passion with travel came a couple of years later. Read more>>

Lesley Glenner

My life’s work has been to “hold space” for other people. Ever the empath, I’m grateful to have found that a livelihood as a space holder suits me well; its dynamic, multi-faceted and endlessly interesting. Founding HoloBeing Healing Arts in Longmont, practicing as a psychotherapist and coach and building a mountain retreat, Riverhaus, near Rocky Mountain National Park are all manifestations of this honed capacity and gift. Read more>>

Emily Carter

Photography was never something I expected to fall in love with. I have been dancing since I was three and acting in theatre productions since I was eleven. I am graduating college this year with a major in Theatre Education. The stage is my home, but photography is something special. Read more>>

Erin DeCuir

I am former Division I college athlete; I played tennis at the University of Kansas for three years and the University of Louisiana for one. Prior to that, I traveled all over the US and Europe playing competitive junior tennis. After I graduated college, I coached junior tennis for about a year before I decided that, after 20+ years of playing tennis (I had been playing tennis since I was 2.5 years old!). Read more>>

Kara Godebu

It is always when you are asked a specific question that your mind draws a blank. “What is my story?” “How did I get here?” To all of a sudden question your own life and consider exactly how you got to this point now. My story? I love dogs! I have always had a love and passion for animals. My parents both agreed I had been that way since the start. I grew up playing imaginary games with horses and dogs, playing vet and training with my own dogs. Read more>>

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