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Trailblazers: Cambridge

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

Claire Kiewra

I have always loved fashion, since I was in the first grade. I always wore clothes to school that others thought of as pretty out there, but I didn’t care at all. All I’ve ever wanted to do is express my point of view through clothing. Read more>>

Manoucheca Lord and Chrisitine Williams

Our goal is to create content we wish people would share more or in a more simpler way and provide events that people will feel impacted their lives and had more meaning to them. With a collective confidence we intend to uplift our peers and guide them in their daily walks of life be it in regards to career, health, relationships, and or adventures. Read more>>

Karla E Mahuchy

Circa 2000 I was in the process of searching for a position as an Industrial Engineer, as my background is specialization on quality control and manufacturing operations. At the same time a friend of mine was working as a contractor and he was having a hard time finding good painters. Read more>>

Ashley Rose

I remember the first year I started I really wanted to work with a local musician who is also a visual artist. I went to email him and on his page was a brief message that said to get offline and go meet people and collaborate with as many people as you can. Read more>>

Hannah Tarkinson

As was always the case back then, I wanted something I couldn’t afford, so I made myself said bag using a hammer, a nail, some salvaged leather and waxed linen thread. It was on the streets of Boston, where enough people stopped me with inquires about my bag. Read more>>

Elizabeth Kerr

I’ve been a horse girl since I was 14 when I started to learn to ride at Essex Agricultural High School in Danvers, Mass. I majored in Horse Management and continued on to get my B.S in Equine Science & Business Management at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI / Rehoboth, MA. Read more>>

Igmari carrasquillo

Still to this day we are almost a year in and still got lots of changes to make, but I walk into the lab in aweee that I was able to create a place where we can create and do what we love every day. I have a great team and I’m looking forward for the possibilities that life will throw my way. Read more>>

Lisa Costello and Nicole Zizzi

In the summer of 2015, we met by chance through a project put together by a local Boston choreographer, Jennifer Crowell-Kuhnberg. We were cast as a very intimate duet for the project. So, in our first rehearsal together our faces were literally touching and we got close very fast. Read more>>

Ailsa Emmel

Instagram started out as just a fun way to capture my girls and family. I loved how posting pictures of what we were doing could bring so much joy to others. One of my friends encouraged me to post my outfit of the day. At first, I thought no way, because of how vulnerable it made me feel. I did it anyway. Read more>>

Miranda Aisling

My personal mission is to reconnect art to daily life, a goal I pursue through any avenue available to me. An artist myself, I decided early on in my education that while I wanted to build a career in the arts but did not want to make my living from sales of my artwork. Read more>>

Christine McSheehy

Christine is a lifelong resident of Somerville and has seen the city blossom into what it is today. She has been waiting for the day when she could finally bring her own style and personality into a salon. She is ready to bring something different to the area. Read more>>

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