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Trailblazers: Brookline, Brighton, Allston

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 Brookline, Brighton & Allston that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Christine MacLeod

When I first started working for the company I was an internal photographer focusing on product photography for all our social channels as well as the occasional email and in-store signage. That is where my love for photography really took off! Read more>>

Caitlin Lassy

I was so excited to begin teaching yoga, I found my first couple of teaching jobs immediately out of teacher training. My teacher hired me as a substitute at her studio, and, a friend of mine from training decided to open her own studio and brought me on as a regular teacher. Read more>>

Kristin Follette

My grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet when I was a little girl. I would spend countless hours making sleeping bags and clothes for my Barbies as a kid. As I grew older, my interests changed and I stopped for quite a few years. Needing a creative outlet in my early twenties I started knitting again and completely fell in love with it. Read more>>

Morgan Sheena

I was looking for a way to connect and also to embrace my new role as a stay at home mom. I had dabbled in blogging before, but it wasn’t until a friend sent me an article along with a note encouraging me to start a similar site that I even considered launching Boston Moms Blog. Read more>>

Katie Tetreault, Renee Tetreault, Jillian Tetreault

Grey Tree is a sister trio owned store in Cumberland, RI, established in November 2016! Our dad spent months creating a beautiful, creative space for our shop! He built our cash out counter, our wooden built-ins and displays! He painted the galaxy on the ceiling and created a beautiful stained concrete floor. Read more>>

Carla Balzano

My story started out as a dream when I was only 12 years old! At the time, I absolutely loved to play with my mom’s old makeup and wore every color of sparkly eyeshadow imaginable. Fast forward to 2013, when I graduated from The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and passed my State Board to become a licensed esthetician and certified makeup artist. Read more>>

Lauren Ann

I started my blog/Instagram a little over a year ago! I always use to see other bloggers on social media and would be like “I wish I could do that!”. My boyfriend was the one who really encouraged me to start it. Starting out I was nervous about what others would think of me and I got so many questions from friends/family. Read more>>

Nishat Khan

I’m a full time teacher and educator at my core, but I started curating my Instagram after college when I wanted to hold on to the artistic side of myself. I studied photography in high school and was always hosting little photo shoots as a child with friends. I didn’t want to lose that sense of creativity, fun and capturing beautiful moments. Read more>>

Willa Eigo

I started my blog because I wanted to reach more people like myself. I feel deeply that you attract what you put out into the universe and I’ve loved being able to connect with other bloggers and people who share my beliefs. I write a lot about my own struggles with body image, mental health and mindset, as well as my life, relationships and career.  Read more>>

Lara Van Slyke

Growing up, I devoured fashion magazines tearing out pages and pasting them to my walls, dreaming of the designs I could create… later, fashion design, pattern making and graphic arts became my educational background with a focus on handbags and accessories. Read more>>

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