Being an Indie Chick means being self-empowered, driven, independent, and confident. It means paving your own path, stopping at nothing to make your dreams come true, and knowing your inner badass is there to tap into whenever you need her. There’s no right way to live, no right career path to choose, and no specific way you need to look. When you’re an Indie Chick, you are constantly striving to become the best version of yourself, and nothing more. We want you happy, healthy, confident and ready to conquer the world. Welcome to The Indie Chicks, you’re going to love it here.
Reach for the sky and when you reach it, keep going.
Chiara got her start in the blogosphere by dishing out reality slaps on her dating and relationship blog. The brutal honesty that became her signature tone earned her the badass reputation she needed to get The Indie Chicks magazine up and running. She is also a web designer and author of The 9 Mirages of Love. Driven, stubborn, and wildly ambitious, she won’t stop until she is the perfect, self-empowered role model for all of her readers.She dreams in shades of gray, has a terrible sweet tooth, and has embraced the fact that half of what she says during social interactions results in awkward silence. Her friends know her best for her intolerable addiction to all things 90’s, hair metal, chocolate and for her most public addiction of all: coffee. She extremely accessible, give her a shot.
Chrystal Rose is our President and COO, and contributes to the IC on a variety of topics including articles on business and entrepreneurship. Helping women to empower themselves has become a deep passion of hers and The Indie Chicks is the perfect vessel to fuel that passion.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Chrystal loves exploring new places, trying new foods and attempting to replicate them in her kitchen at home. Health and fitness is a crucial part of her life and she ensures she makes eating healthy and working out an integral part of her lifestyle. Even though she looks pretty girly, she’s a tomboy in disguise and loves her New England sports teams.
When Chrystal isn’t spending her time on The Indie Chicks, she’s running her own marketing company, leading a Girl Scout Troupe and finding ways she can give back to those who’ve given to her by paying it forward.
Vice President, Senior Editor
Julie Zantopoulos (aka Jewels) is our VP and Senior Editor. Chances are you’ve interacted with her if you’ve contributed to the magazine, or are looking to. Working with the IC writers is a dream job for Jewels who has been a writer all her life.
She is an east coast girl at heart but has a love of traveling and meeting new people. Give her a map, a car, and some music and she’ll happily sing/car dance her way across the country. A die hard Flyers fan, she’s a hockey girl but loves her other Philly sports teams as well.
If she’s not working on The Indie Chicks she’s working on her own blog, According to Jewels, or her first novel. Among her greatest blessings she counts her family and friends and the amazing group of women she gets to work with on a daily basis.