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Trailblazers: Chandler

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 Chandler that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kathy Peach

My story is one of fulfilling life-long dreams. The Tiniest Tumbleweed is tangible proof that with diligence and perseverance, dreams really can become reality. Read more>>

Marisa Rios

My career in beauty began with a love for makeup. At sixteen, I aspired to work as a makeup artist in a salon. Read more>>

Kelsey Lawrence

My yoga journey began after I got out of treatment for an eating disorder about 10 years ago. I practiced yoga off and on for 5 years during my recovery, trying all different modalities to heal… Read more>>

Linda Foster Radke

Linda F. Radke is the president of Story Monsters LLC and publisher of Story Monsters Ink® magazine. For more than 30 years, she has been ahead of the game in producing and marketing award-winning books for all ages. Read more>>

Jessi Russell

I started a blog in my freshman dorm room as a way to share outfits and beauty products with my friends and family. Back then, having a blog fueled my excitement to pursue a career as a fashion magazine editor. Read more>>

Jennifer Hubbell

Arizona has always been home for my family and I, but California called our names. So, we moved to the Bay Area for three years, where my husband attended Chiropratic school. Read more>>

Lauren and Nicole

We love following all that amazing lifestyle bloggers that we do, so we wanted to create a space for us to share the things we love! Most of what we do is on a budget – which is so fun, yet challenging. Read more>>

Ranaa Wiggins and Teena Miller

I was at a point in my life where I felt as if I were made for more and spoke this out to a friend who reminded me about a dream I had once mentioned to them and they challenged me as to why I hadn’t brought that dream into fruition. Read more>>

Cody Lynn Hubbell

I have been a professional makeup artist for the last 4+ years. I have always had a creative side and a passion for art. I began beautifying all of my family and friends as a teenager and my love of doing makeup grew from there. Read more>>

Danielle Nielson

We partnered up focusing on the East Valley with me on the back end of transactions. We are multi-million dollar producers at Revelation Real Estate, the top single office brokerage in the country. My focus has now become a separate division, Moms in Real Estate, as the Creative Director. Read more>>

Joey Kaufmann

I am a huge advocate for the foster care program and adoption through foster care, especially for older kids! I wasn’t able to have more children of my own after my son, and my husband and I always knew we would adopt some day, and foster care seemed to be the right direction to do that. Read more>>

Barbara Barzaa

My mother taught me how to cross-stitch when I was very young, gradually adding other skills like embroidery, cross-stitching and crocheting. As I grew older, the demands on my time gave me less time to enjoy these hobbies, but every now and again, the “bug” would bite me. Read more>>

Stephanie Washington

Someone actually recommended I talk to the pastor’s wife at the church I was attending because she was a yoga teacher. She invited me to go with her to a Christ-centered yoga class she taught, and graciously picked me up and took me along for months. On my mat, I found an inner calm, relief from pain, and something else I didn’t expect — a newfound confidence in my ability to do challenging things. Read more>>

Yaffi Lvova, RDN

I became a dietitian after 20 years of interest in nutrition, stemming from a background in dance. This is my second career- my first bachelors was in Comparative Religions, another longtime interest of mine. I love studying different cultures! That interest spills over to nutrition, where I love learning about the cuisine and health perspectives of different cultures. Read more>>


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