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Hidden Gems: Fort Worth

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of Fort Worth’s gems below.

Jess Batchko

I’ve always had a passion for teaching and organizing, at a young age, my parents found little ziplock bags of sorted color paper scraps in a small box in my closet. As an adult, I was able to implement my time management. Read more>>

Keanna Jones

I’m originally from Fort Worth Texas. I was raised around stylists cause my grandmother and aunts are licensed, cosmetologists. So it’s in my blood but never noticed it was my passion until I decided to go into barber school in 2018. Read more>>

Leroy Hunt

Being in the metal industry for several years working on everything from submarines to oil & gas refineries, I developed a passion for working with metal. Most recently I attended a fabrication trade-show where I was intrigued by all of the CNC machines. Read more>>

Kay Barney

Hair has always been what I wanted to do. Any doll I got my hands on got magic marker highlights and safety scissor haircuts. I remember the first time my dad took me to get a haircut and my mind was blown when he paid. Read more>>

Jeanna Cater

I have always been creative and quirky. I saw things differently than others. I grew up in Arlington and starting playing the violin at a young age. I attended TCU for a bit and always loved going to the photography shows. Read more>>

Tyrell Davis

I grew up an artist, always drawing what I seen on tv, or outside. I’d even look up at the stars at night, drawing constellations that my mind could see and creating my own pictures from them. Read more>>

Angela McNeal

I basically got started with my business because I was interested in all things beauty. But I knew that I didn’t have time to go back to school for Cosmetology. So I just started looking around for things that would not take a lot of time for me to get certified in. Read more>>

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