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Trailblazers: MetroWest & Worcester

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 MetroWest & Worcester that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Elizabeth Caron

Everyone has something that makes them come alive. Something that is all-encompassing. Something they research for fun, spend their spare time perfecting, and relentlessly dream about. For me, that was snowboarding. Read more>>

Cora Proper

Photographs not only help to tell a story in the here and now, the very motivation behind documenting life in this way reveals something about humanness and our inherent desire to be a part of a story. To be seen and to be remembered. Read more>>

Jayna Aronovitch

Lore is located on Brook Street, in the Wickenden Area neighborhood of Providence, We are less than a block up from an amazing wine shop and one of the oldest Portuguese markets in the area. Behind the counter of that market, sits one of the Oldest member of our neighborhood. Read more>>

Kelly Fitzsimmons

I have been a photographer most of my life, and remember taking photos of people and landscapes as a young child growing up in Colorado and California. I learned to develop film and process images in high school, and always felt a tremendous sense of creative energy with a camera in my hand. Read more>>

Julia Sarcinelli

I first began taking my art more seriously when I went to college and began a Studio Art minor. I loved trying different art mediums in college, including ceramics, charcoal, oil paint, and digital art. In all the different mediums I tried my style was very detailed and tight. Read more>>

Tiffany Federico

When I was young, I grew up in a salon environment. I always had a love for it. I used to go to work with my mom sometimes and just sit and watch everyone in aww. I was completely fascinated. When I was about 14, a friend of mine had her birthday at her aunts spa. Read more>>

Kristen Bousquet

I’d come home in the summer months and set up fun little photoshoots with my friends, and that’s when I realized I also loved photography. I’d do their makeup, dress them up, and take them into my backyard to pose for me while I figured out how to navigate a camera. Read more>>

Katie Bouchard Viana Newton

Potion started in the winter of 2016 at our kitchen table. While living together we sat up many nights talking about family traditions, spirituality and society. We spent a lot of time conversing about our own health concerns including asthma and dermatitis which led to us investigating what we were putting in and on our bodies. Read more>>

Taylor Gorman

When I first started out doing makeup, I just loved the creative freedom it gave me. I never thought it would be as big a part of my life as it is now. I used to get together with my bestfriend Brianna (my very first canvas) turn the music on, and create look after look. Read more>>

Melanie Thurston

Six years ago I decided to make some changes in my physical appearance. Crossfit became my workout of choice and I decided to eat strict paleo to get into shape. I was really missing sweets and had heard if you blended dates and nuts it was a yummy alternative. Read more>>

Jackie Martucci

In any business- the wedding business especially- I believe that you cannot achieve success without an unrelenting drive and love for what you do, as well as an incredible work ethic. The long hours, sleepless nights, lost weekends, and the balance of such an important day- it’s a production that doesn’t stop. Read more>>

Ashley Geremia

As soon as I entered the salon environment, I became extremely passionate about coloring, blonding, and styling. I spent the first two years of my career as a personal assistant to salon owners in both RI and MA, where I gained extensive one on one color and cutting training. Read more>>

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