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Trailblazers: Maricopa

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

Jordan Weeks

One of the biggest obstacles that I’ve faced in this journey is staying motivated. Taking classes for modeling, plus school and work is a lot. But as long as you are sure, in your heart, that you are doing what you want to do and what you love, you always find the motivation in yourself. Read more>>

Sandra Canett

I thought I need to take pictures that would entice the people that saw them go eat those foods and so, I started doing that. After a while, I started thinking bigger and decided to create a high-end brand called Fat Tucson for not only photography but blogs. I came up with three different concepts all revolving around the food industry and started writing about local restaurants. Read more>> 

Laura Walsh

From as young as I can remember, I’ve had a dream in my heart to sing. For the most part, I kept that dream to myself until I graduated high school and started making real moves toward that dream. While studying at ASU and working a few different jobs. Read more>>

Christian DiCicco and Dr. April Glesinger

Christian DiCicco met with Dr. Glesinger acquiring about his certifications hours for a medical nail technician. When the two met they both had the same vision about a nail spa within her practice. This will be the first in Arizona and in Tucson. Read more>>

Autum Craft

I’ve always been a creative at heart. I grew up as a competitive dancer, so I’ve always been in front of the camera for photo shoots and recordings of my dancing. In addition to dancing, I always had my mom’s camera around my neck. Read more>>

Melissa Rosciano

Food has always been a passion of mine. I love looking at beautifully plated food almost as much as I love to eat it. However, I never wanted to act on this passion because I never wanted to be “that girl”; you know- the girl who always had to take a snap before eating her meal. Read more>>

Hannah Makel

Brunch Babes Tucson was started as an inspiration from both Bumble BFF, and Sex and the City. I had begun using Bumble BFF to connect with friends in Tucson. I had been living here for about a year, with zero success in meeting “girl friends”. Read more>>

Ashley Ager

I started my blog, Mama State of Mind, almost a year ago as a way to express myself as a stay at home mom. I set out with a goal to someday be able to make an income from my blog. Within months of launching my blog, I was getting products to review and doing sponsored blog posts. Read more>>

Rosie Crocker

I have always had a passion for plants and the desert. I noticed that there were so many powerful native desert plants that were hardly being used in the herbal and beauty world. Read more>>

Cassidy Stack

I started my journey into the fashion world in 2013 as a freelance model. I was doing 2-5 shoots a month from 2013-2015 while supporting myself, working full time and paying out of pocket for hair and makeup, living expenses and anything needed for the shoots… Read more>>

Natalie McCasling

This has been a bumpy, winding road with many hills and valleys. I thought this was going to be a hobby and that was all. Maybe, I would make some extra money while being more fulfilled creatively, but I never envisioned it to be what it is today. Read more>>

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