The first thing I noticed about Wise Women Project participant Elizabeth Martinez were her extraordinary blue eyes. A beautiful woman, inside and out. Elizabeth is a cancer survivor and in her interview she told me, “I have become bolder.  Kind of like I may be gone tomorrow; I am my own advocate.  I also have a survivor mentality.  I am lucky to be alive.  I take nothing for granted and I do not hold any grudges.” You can read her entire interview here.

The 2021 Wise Women Project features interviews and portraits of women over 50 with the goal of recognizing the many ways women contribute and provide inspiration to our community. These are their stories. Want to participate? Learn more here.