creative women in portland for ELLE

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If you're following along on Facebook or Instagram, you'll see that my most recent hooplah has been over my spread shooting creative women in Portland for Dutch ELLE's September issue. 

I guess I'm supposed to play it cool and prefesh but I think I jumped up and down and squealed when the issues arrived in the mail. I wasn't planning to be in Portland this summer but came up to shoot all five portraits in 48 hours. 

As a woman of color in Portland, it was important to me to feature as many diverse women as possible. While I didn't have the final say in who they featured, I was happy to nominate women I knew who were doing cool things while still showing a spectrum of talent and backgrounds.

In this feature, we have:

Alice Carrier, a mother and tattoo artist
Danielle Sullivan, a dream pop singer of the local band, Wild Ones
Emilly Prado, writer
Joni Whitworth and Jennelle Barajas, partners and owners of Mint and Mirth
Margaret Jacobsen, mother, photographer, and writer

There's also a little contributor spotlight, featuring lil ol' me. And if you can read Dutch, you can read me going on and on about Korean skincare and my obsession with A Room With a View :P

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*last photo by my BFF Coley!