Honey, I'm home

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About carrie

I love bees and was born with a hive smoker in my hand (blah blah all the usual bio profile junk). I keep about 20 colonies and a vegetable garden in the remote mountains of northwest Colorado. Here are the real important things you are obviously desperate to know. I have a birthmark in my armpit and am a terrible mathematician. What I lack in understanding of complex theories such as Pi (clearly a food item - apple is my favorite) and invisible numbers (if I can't see them why should I care?) I make for in rad beekeeping skills.

When I'm not being a jerk by taking accidental photos of my own feet (I spent 13 years being a professional photographer), using the word 'honestly' too much, and putting the toilet paper roll on the wrong  way (how awful), I enjoy reading, the 10th Doctor, anything to do with Lord of the Rings, dying my hair purple, and basically anything nerdy.

It's my dream to live in a Thomas Kinkade painting. I envy people who only have one dog, because I have too many (3), but I'm an all or nothing kind of person. I also believe wine is like the force; it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Basically I'm not here to get Instagram likes, become TikTok famous, win fancy awards, get featured in magazines, or any of that other fun stuff. I'm just an autistic, ADHD, beekeeper and I hope to advocate in both those spaces for representation,  intersectional feminism, and the neurodiverse & disabled community.

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Neurodiverse Master Beekeeper

Carrie Swails

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a Beekeeper's travels

a scratch off map of my favorite places (click each place to find out why)

california

Disney + Beaches

colorado

= Home

florida

Disney, Beaches, Harry Potter

england + ireland

Harry Potter, LOTR, Downton Abbey, English Gardens

norway

= Former Home

france

= Wine

australia

= Wine, Food, Beaches

new zealand

Wine, LOTR

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the light side

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- travel
- new zealand
- tattoos
- Advocating for diversity, equity,  &  inclusion
- wearing a costume
- elopements
- my little pony high-top sneakers
- the 10th doctor
- sunday mimosas
- sauvignon blanc from new zealand
- unicorns
- second breakfast
- michelle obama's arms

the dark side

- spiders
- Guacamole costing extra
- cooked onions
- fake people
- donald trump
- steak
- people who think I should call myself a "person with autism"
- sharing leftover indian takeout
- The doorbell ringing
- Seafood
- Gender Reveals
- Having neighbors
- toxic Masculinity

things I like

things I don't like

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An official sounding media bio

Carrie Swails is a master beekeeper and has been beekeeping since 2018. When she's not beekeeping she works full time as a product marketing manager in edtech where she combines her two other passions, marketing and teaching.

Carrie has owned many businesses in her career as an entrepreneur including Carrie Swails Photography, Photography Awesomesauce, Rock Your Weird, Colorado Gif Booth, Social Justice for Creatives, and Made in the Lab. As a photographer she documented  350+ offbeat and non-traditional weddings. During its time, Photography Awesomesauce helped over 9.5 million readers with marketing and  business knowledge, particularly about representation, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the wedding industry. These facets were central to her business and she loved leading entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and anyone  else who was ready redefine normal  as diverse and inclusive. 

In her long-time career as an entrepreneur, Carrie and her business advice, speaking engagements, and professional photography were featured in places like the Bokeh Podcast, The Art of Six Figures, Photo Field Notes, Entrepreneur.com, Offbeat Bride, The BLINK Conference, Six Figure Photography, Rangefinder Magazine, THRIVE with  Photography  Farm, and countless others.

Carrie has a partner with a world-famous guacamole recipe, a damn cute toddler, too many dogs, 10 chickens, a huge vegetable garden, and is a lifetime Tolkien nerd. She believes wine is like the force; it has light side, a dark side, and holds the universe together. She's also a fan of unicorns, second breakfasts, and Michelle Obama's arms. 

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