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Trailblazers: Surprise

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

Bridget Foster

Grungy Galz is a family owned business located in Goodyear, AZ. Owned by my husband Jeremy Foster and I, along with help from our daughter Trinity Foster. We specialize in salvaging old furniture and rejuvenating junk! Read more>>

Danielle Grandy

I have wanted to be a hairstylist since I was a very little girl, I would cut my dolls hair and that quickly escalated into friends hair in my high school years. Read more>>

Kalie Hind

My aunt whom I also work with now inspired me while I was in high school to try out beauty school so I went while I was in school through a program called West-Mec. Read more>>

Daniella Murphy and Amanda Beda

With four young children between them, Amanda Beda and Daniella Murphy are passionate about helping other moms discover what’s great about raising kids in the High Country. They are striving to make Flagstaff Moms Blog the “one stop shop” for resources, community guides, events and inspiration. Read more>>

Timpani Woodson

Back in 2013, I studied abroad in London and the thing to do when you studied abroad was start a blog. I figured it would be a good way to document my time in England and keep my family updated, so I started My Little Life Blog. Read more>>

Stephanie Peltier

In the beginning I meant for it to be more of a journal of sorts, a place for me to share my thoughts on motherhood and stories of my life. As it grew it became more focused on motherhood in general and Social Media Motherhood in specific. Read more>>

Nicolette Dudek

I started my photography business after having a personal desire to capture moments that people experience but might not remember them as vividly as they happened. My husband bought me a “fancy” camera, and I was CLUELESS as to how to work it. Read more>>

Vicki DeLuzio

I think the detail and care that I put into my writing up reviews is really what makes my readers come back for more. They find new and fun places because I have recommended them, and then tell me about the amazing time they had. I love that people see me in public and come up to me and tell me about the adventures they have gone on with their family because they read about it on the blog. I try to maintain my true self on the blog. Read more>>

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