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.
My husband is a Chef by trade and my back round is in Event Management. We found ourselves unhappy in our current jobs but we still had a passion for fun food and entertaining! My husband Tom came home from his job one day and told me he had quit his job… and he was set on buying a food truck! After the initial shock, I was all about it! Read more>>
2016 was a big, busy year for me. I graduated from Montana State University in May with a degree in Fine Art and then my husband and I got married in July. My husband decided to switch careers which threw a huge wrench in our plans, so we picked up and moved to Denver. Read more>>
I have been a mover all my life– I have an extensive background in dance (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, etc.), and have always had a passion for sharing my love for movement with others. I unexpectedly found the transformational power of Yoga while suffering from severe anxiety from a corporate work setting. Read more>>
My current life as a small market farmer is something I never envisioned. I grew up in the midwest in a typical suburban neighborhood with, essentially, no exposure to farming. While my father’s side of the family-owned commodity crop fields in the southeast of Missouri, the family leased out the land to other farmers and had little involvement in them. Read more>>
I’ve always been a creative and thoughtful person; coming up with ways to show other’s they’re loved and important makes my heart happy. What started as a bunch of notes that I had designed for any season of life, grew into so much more than that with my monthly subscription box. Read more>>
I grew up in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C. and was born into a family of “doers” with a focus on volunteerism. My parents were the scout troop leaders, soccer coaches, homeroom parents, and our house was where the high school homecoming floats were built year after year. I remember our entire family participating in the Walk for Mankind, and we could often be found raising funds for one worthy cause or another. Read more>>
After talking with a friend who had recently started a photography business, I bought myself a Nikon d5000, took another basic photography lesson and everything magically clicked. With two young boys at home that I was homeschooling, I had unexpectedly found something that sparked a new joy inside my heart. Read more>>