Who We Are


boxcar+muse is an indulgent and imaginative play and work space, a connector of diverse women, and a platform for fun and meaningful experiences.

Our vision is to provide every woman with the inspiration, tools, space, and comradery she needs to live her fullest life.

We believe the world will be a safer and even more magnificent place when women are continuously engaged in the joy of exercising their genius.


Co-Founder Ariel Nazryan comes to boxcar+muse with an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Acton School of Business, degrees in Theater and Women’s Studies from Duke University, and a professional background in small business and executive coaching and administration, creative consulting, theater directing and new play development, and cultural exchange and community-building across diverse industries. Read her story here.

Co-Founder Emily Spokes comes to boxcar+muse with a degree in Human Ecology from LSU and extensive experience in publishing at top women’s interest magazines like O (the Oprah Magazine), Latina, and CosmoGIRL!; as a makeup artist; as a landscape and gardening consultant; and in the restaurant and hospitality fields. Read her story here.