An inclusive community celebrating courageous and empowering women


Mia Bolton

Mia Bolton

Mia Bolton humbly created Lady Days in 2015 as a personal project. With an unwavering belief that strong women aren't appreciated enough in mainstream media, she interviewed friends who represented a new side to the traditional surfer girl. She simultaneously worked at Mixte Communications, where she directed media relations and communications strategy for up to 12 grassroots environmental and social justice organizations such as Environmental Health Coalition, San Diego Organizing Project, the San Diego County Bike Coalition and the North American Bikeshare Association. Through this work, she deepened her commitment to justice and it has undoubtedly shaped the future of Lady Days.

Today, Lady Days celebrates women who push boundaries of the traditional and live differently. Lady Days empowers women to pursue a life that’s authentic to them. Lady Days represents women who have found their voice in the world and  have found inspiration and community in the stories of others.

If you brought her enough coffee, Mia would tell you that she is:

  • Passionate about the responsibility we all have to make the world a more accepting place
  • Confident that everyone has a story worth telling
  • In love with film photographs, salty mornings and contagious belly laughs

To hire Mia for freelance writing, photography or art, please click here.


Mia has contributed to publications around the world, including:

Photography and Art

All photography below shot with film.