13 Inspiring Utah Bloggers & Creatives You MUST Follow!

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Soooooo, Utah is known for being a bit of a conservative state.  But if you’re a bit of a weirdo like me, you’re more interested in finding the weirdos and misfits – folks who aren’t afraid to march to the beat of their own drummer.

THEREFORE!  Here’s a list of folks in Salt Lake City (and other parts of Utah!) that I follow – and you should as well!

1. The Huntswoman – Brianne

Oh hey, that’s me!  I’m a queer plus size blogger and fashionista, who works as a marketing/design consultant.  I post about politics, fashion, the queer experience, etc.

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Something I’ve realized in the last few months, is that I spend a great deal of energy talking about and freaking out about what’s happening politically. . And that “freak out energy” really keeps me from doing anything. Alternating between reading way too many articles and Hot Takes™️, and wanting to dig a bunker underneath my basement. ⛏ . So, a few weeks ago, I snapped out of it. I looked at my skill set, and I figured out where I could help the folks being most negatively impacted, with free resume help to a set number of first generation college students. I signed up to volunteer for @benmcadamsforcongress. . I’m not interested in staring in disbelief at my screen anymore. I’m interested in DOING SHIT. ✅ . What hell are you raising in your neck of the woods? . #effyourbeautystandards #nastywoman #thefutureisqueer #premmeirl #fucktrump #qwear #plusbklyn #hardFemme #wewearwhatwewant

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2.  Sage Chamberlain

Sage calls Southern Utah home, but she’s always traveling.  (I loved watching her IG Story updates from Spain, on a recent trip!) A member of the LGBT community, Sage posts about the desert and wild lands of Utah, and has the CUTEST DOG EVER.

3.  Reiko Turner

Reiko has this effortless style, that she conveys beautifully on her Instagram.  Also a member of the “I have a super cute dog!” club, I especially love seeing posts that include her wife.

4. Chic Over 50 – Shauna

Fashion blogging can skew young, but Shauna shows that life really begins after 50. Shauna has a beautiful & colorful Shauna feed, and she may have inspired my mom to start blogging!!

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I think everyone has some sort of a denim jacket. But do you have a RED one?! So out of the box…..so fun! I can’t believe how many things it works with, but my favorite of course would be some boyfriend jeans, and a graphic T! Add some sassy earrings and eyewear, and it’s a HAPPY DAY friends!!! EVERYTHING always linked up on my blog OR with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! XO . . @liketoknow.it #liketkit http://liketk.it/2vaD0 To get the product details for this look and others, follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app . . . #reddenim #graphictee #readers #readingglasses #mylookbook #styletips #wearityourway #springstyle #chicover50 #bloggerstyle #styleover50 #fabover50 #fierceover50 #bebeautiful #stylewatch #over50model #styleinfluencer #fashionblogger #utahblogger #chicpink #pinkpixie #pinkhair #pixiecut #womenwithstyle #wearitloveit

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5. Chubby Dust Bunny – Jacqueline Whitmore 

I love Jacqueline so much, I did an entire interview with her!!  Jacqueline is a badass and stylish biz babe, who owns Copperhive Vintage in Salt Lake.  I enjoy her posts with her family, as well as her styling vintage pieces (below) and her real talk on what it’s like to own a vintage shop, etc.

6.  Danielle Bex

A software developer by day, and a super fashionable plus babe ALL day, Danielle is a polyamorous and queer blogger in SLC.  I love her daily OOTD posts and “twirl” photos.

7.  FemmeNightmare – Elisabeth Dee

OKAY, so technically Elisabeth spends most of the year in Brooklyn, but she grew up in Salt Lake City – and has a sleeve tattoo dedicated to the Utah desert.  I love Elisabeth’s takes on politics, and of course her fire queer femme aesthetic.

8.  Marshmallow Kewpie – Lauren

Honestly, she’s the Kitsch Queen of Salt Lake City.  Lauren is a collector & reseller of fun vintage and thrift finds, and I love her aesthetic.  She also runs an etsy shop (+ IRL shopping/styling) through Shop Normie Things.

9.  Kelvin McKay Findlay

I first met Kelvin when I was looking for a photographer for a blogger photoshoot.   He has a great sense of humor, and I love how he challenges gender norms and expectations in his work.

10.  Heggy Gonzalez

I met Heggy when I was assigned as her fashion design assistant for Utah Fashion Week.  I am in AWE of Heggy’s mane of hair (makes sense, as she’s an Aveda instructor), and I love seeing photos from her hair and fashion photoshoots on Insta.

11. Cat Greenburg

An incredible model (seriously, this girl can WORK – I’ve been BTS with her, and I’m just so impressed) and also a STEM aficionado, Cat posts about everything from fashion to science.

12. Kate Kelly, Esq

Kate Kelly is an activist and lawyer, organizing marches and building community across Utah (and the world, tbh).  I first found Kate when she was advocating for women in the Mormon church to receive the priesthood.  Kate was subsequently excommunicated, but she keeps fighting the good fight.

13.  Gabe Kalanihuia

Pronounced “Gabby,” I first met this climber/adventurer babe through Elisabeth (#7).  Gabe is an environmentalist and advocate, posting photos from her explorations of Utah’s wild lands.

 

I love meeting new creatives in Utah, so if you’d like to throw your name into the ring, drop me a line!

There’s the roundup!  If you’d like to keep in touch, be sure to subscribe to weekly my newsletter, so you’ll never miss out on reviews like this!

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