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.
My work with clay began as a serious hobby in the mid-70s when I discovered my love of making and using functional pottery. After not being able to take a pottery class as an elective while studying engineering at Cornell, I realized that ambition by taking classes when I moved to California in 1974. Read more>>
Brooke Herbert, D.C.
Blogging is a way to combine both of my passions, helping people and writing! As my blog grows I can see just how great this chapter of my life can be and I invest more and more of my time and effort into it. Read more>>
I’ve been an artist all my life and have had a few artistic journeys along the way. My most recent has been after graduating from the University of Arizona in Visual Communication emphasis in Illustration. Read more>>
As an Engineering College student, stress is always around the corner and crochet has been a way of meditation in my life ever since I was a little girl. When I was twelve, I used to crochet baby headbands and bracelets for my father’s coworkers and I would make a little profit. More than the cheers and the positive feedback from my clients back then, my biggest motivation was how proud my father was of me. Read more>>
I grew up in Tucson surrounded by art. My father worked as a potter and had his kiln and studio in the backyard, and my mother worked as a freelance photographer, and her darkroom was just off the kitchen. My grandparents were carpenters. So, the tables we sat at, the cups we drank out of, and our family photos – everything was something made by hand, with artistry. Read more>>
My story is sort of boring actually! I started off doing a beauty multi-level marketing business and had a hard time finding YouTube videos on the products, so I thought to myself, “I could totally do this!” I’ve always fantasized about having a job where I can work from home but I struggled to find a niche, so thought maybe a beauty based multi-level marketing would be perfect! Read more>>
I love to sew, quilt and fashion anything with fabric. Sewing is my creative outlet. I like to say, I opened my Etsy shop in 2012 after retiring from an accounting position. I love the fabric. Etsy has been a great place to sell my creations. The internet opens a whole new world to independent shops. Read more>>