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 Scottsdale that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
My story starts when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2013. I already had a passion for photography and videography and was always itching for creative outlets and starting new projects. I started blogging my senior year of high school as a way to talk about what I was going through with having Celiac Disease. Read more>>
Natalia K Pierce
I am a fashion designer, my brand is called Pierce. It’s named after my stepfather who has been a solid rock in my life. Also, my adoptive mother but I don’t like her last name so I chose the better. I am also partnered with Dalton England the owner of The Tie Dye Company who is being showcased this year in Fashion Week. And I would like to start off by saying I am so proud of him an all his hard work. Read more>>
My passion for fashion started at a young age. In elementary, I would make clothing sketches & put together media collage books. In high school, I started to pursue the fashion industry more seriously by taking fashion coordination class, volunteered for the Yearly fashion show on the event planning committee in the media sector and modeled in the fashion show as well. Read more>>
The life event that helped with this change was joining a CrossFit box. CrossFit Infinite Strength opened up across the street from my office and despite being scared, nervous, and thinking I would never last, I signed up for their 6-week “On-Boarding” class. I was hooked before the end of the six weeks because I felt empowered doing movements that I never thought I was capable of. Read more>>
Ever since the first day of sophomore year in high school, I knew I wouldn’t be choosing the ideal path after graduating. I already knew I didn’t want to continue school, I just wasn’t quite sure what that meant. When the day finally came and I was out on my own, I still didn’t know so I just moved to from Washington to Utah. Read more>>