Despite an epically yuck year, one constant that has continued to motivate, inspire and make me feel hopeful has been the women I’ve had a chance to interview on my site. It’s always my goal to create a community of like-minded women, and while it’s been harder to do considering the current circumstances, I am so grateful to be able to share these women’s stories and also for the added, invaluable gift I have been given in return by getting to know them–some women have become close friends, some are new acquaintances, some have been supportive in the most meaningful way, others great listeners. I want to thank each of these women for sharing their work, inspiration, kindness, immense creativity and drive. If you haven’t had a chance to read their stories see links below (in no particular order). Even if you have, it might be worthwhile to revisit them. I can’t wait to continue sharing more women’s stories in 2021. Stay tuned and Happy New Year!
April Gargulio of Vintner’s Daughter (plus a podcast with her, see end of list)
Sasha Iglehart of A Shirt Story
Kim Dunham of Kim Dunham jewelry
Tina Bhojwani of AERA shoes
Shirin Von Wulffen of Bastide
Cayli Cavaco Reck of Knockout Beauty
Sara Cristina of Sara Cristina Swim
Julia Leach of Sublime
Andrea Linett of I Want to Be Her!
Stephanie Von Watzdorf of Figue
Amanda Ross of ARoss Girl
Fashion Consultant Bonnie Morrison
Nikki Kule of Kule
Sara Beltran of Dezso
Vanessa Barboni Hallik of Another Tomorrow
Jane Herman of The Only Jane
Designer Heidi Wynne
Designer Kendall Conrad
Alejandra Echeverria of Frances de Lourdes
Coralie Charriol, Executive Director of Charriol
Plus two podcasts: Dating Concierge Amy Nobile of Love, Amy, and Vintner’s Daughter April Gargiulo
Kelley Estes says
These women and their stories are so inspiring! There are many aspects of social media that I don’t ascribe to but the overwhelming positive has been to meet (digitally) and connect with creative inspiring women through Instagram, women that I might otherwise not otherwise have the opportunity to meet or even know about. Art is a very solitary endeavor and this provides a connected way to meet like minded individuals! Thanks for your posts! You are another interesting individual that I have enjoyed conversing with here.
Would love to see more WOC featured in your posts in 2021.
Yes! On it, I promise! xx Jennifer
I was just going to say the same thing. To include only one Black woman on a list of inspiring women in 2020 feels like we might have been watching different newscasts! Aurora Jones and Sarah Chuter would be great additions.
Thanks for the recs! Yes I love Aurora James–not sure I could get her, she is getting some major major press now. Worth trying though.
Samantha W Zutler says
I thought that right after I commented! She is super hot right now (for good reason – she is fantastic), but she seems right in your lane. I love your blog btw! It’s one of my regulars. Excited to see what you’ve got on deck for 2020.
Finding your blog and reading about all these great women was a highlight of 2020. It made me feel connected and inspired despite being home. Thank you and happy 2021!