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.
I began as a traditional portrait photographer but I always knew it wasn’t the right fit for me. I preferred darker, moodier, more magical images. I finally decided to cross over into non-traditional fantasy-style portraits, however, there was still a piece of the puzzle missing. Read more>>
My husband and I moved to Colorado seven years ago from right outside of Philadelphia. We came out here to live better lives. We were both working more than we were living and decided it was time for a change. My journey to becoming a metalsmith started a little over five years ago. Read more>>
I was born into an international family, growing up in Boulder, but also spending summers in northern Italy. My parents were back-to-the-landers, so I was raised amid in communities with gardens and chickens. Food was a powerful theme in my upbringing. Read more>>
I was handed a bleak narrative characterized by years of seizures after a traumatic birth along with your average number of tragicomedies ranging from my parents getting a divorce to unfortunate hairstyles and a palpable amount of teen awkwardness. Read more>>