As a female business owner, empowering women and non binary folks and championing women's stories has always been important to me. In 2020, I held a free to the public art gallery show in NYC to highlight 55 female entrepreneurs. I photographed portraits and interviewed each woman about their own unique story of how they triumphed and persevered to achieve their goals. The gallery show event was a great success, with hundreds turning up in Brooklyn to network and be in community with other women.
Then I moved to Austin. In 2022, I held a second iteration of the project, highlighting a new group of 50 incredible women and making sure it was a free event that anyone could attend and be inspired by. Through talking to these determined folks, I realized that women really can do anything we put our minds to. This event gave me a renewed focus on uplifting women in the community.
Check out the videos below for recaps of these empowering events. My goal is to keep expanding this project to other cities in the future. I am looking for sponsors to help with the next version of the Badass Women photo series. If that's something you're interested in, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.