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 Casa Grande that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
I decided to dabble back in theatre for a short time during my junior and senior years of high school. However, it wasn’t until I took some film classes in community college that my love for entertainment really re-emerged. I discovered then that my passion was in the production/design aspect of entertainment. Read more>>
I got my first job in a gym. I wish I could say my initial experience was awesome, but it actually wasn’t! I was essentially thrown into a “sink or swim” situation by my boss at the time. I didn’t have many clients at first and I didn’t make much either, but I decided to stick with it. Read more>>
With all of this being said, I have now worked at Gadabout Salon Spas for five years surrounded by the most supportive and loving people, I have continually been learning since I walked in the door. I absolutely love going to work every day and I’m forever grateful for everyone who has helped me along my journey. Read more>>
I’ve loved animals, especially horses, my whole life and still find peace in my barnyard. I married the love of my life in 2001 and we have two amazingly spirited (and different) daughters who keep us on our toes and teach us about life daily! I love being married and am blessed with a great husband. Read more>>
I started making my doll clothes, then out of necessity, I made my own. I didn’t own a store-bought dress until I was out of high school. Bailey Jo’s is the end result of other ventures of mine (incorporating my sewing skills), which were always quests to make a living on my own creativity while seeking freedom from working for somebody else. Read more>>
Most of my clients I’ve known for years now, so I know everything about their personal to professional lives just as much as they know my story. I take such pride in them trusting me with their but more their stories and why they want their done. Read more>>
I have been living in Tucson for over 27 years, life has handed me some challenges on my journey but I am tough and I have always found a way to make it through. As a wife and mother of three, I guess I have no choice but to be tough right?! Our family not only has three children, but we also have our Holland Lop bunny, a Potbelly pig, chickens, and our newest member a Red Heeler puppy. To say the least, I love to keep busy and even more love a challenge! Read more>>
My journey into wellness and simple living started back in 2017 when I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training, under Kali Kennedy, with The Devotional School of Yoga. I was really struggling to find my purpose, and I felt very lost. I had been practicing yoga for about four years and felt a strong calling to share with others everything yoga had brought me. Read more>>
I started cosmetology school when I was 21 years old. Over the past ten years, I’ve worked very hard toward my career, getting as much education as possible and learning as much I can about my craft. I’ve also worked very hard as a single mother to my beautiful daughter. I work hard every day to give her not only the things she needs, but the love, compassion, and integrity I believe is necessary for life. Read more>>
I am thriving working as a member of The Jen Anderson Team. Our team was just blessed to be the recipients of the long most prestigious award, the 1926 Circle of Excellence. I could not be happier with how A job allows me to be a mom, wife, and support to people buying and selling homes. Read more>>