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Trailblazers: Arlington

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Arlington that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kacey Slone

I started taking disposable cameras to school every week and filling them up too quickly. Which turned into taking professional portraits for my friends’ yearbooks and capturing my daily life. I am so thankful for that now. I have a record of personal change and growing up. Read more>>

Shardae Perryman

I’ve always had a fascination with the idea of self-expression and how people all over the world choose to display it. Whether it’s through our clothing and how we choose to place our articles of clothing together, our mannerisms, the personal catch phrases that we create when communicating with our peers or how we choose to wear our hair. Read more>>

Dr. Jennifer O. Jackson

I am grateful product of two amazing educators out of the “pine trees” of East Texas. At an early age, I had to learn how to embrace my curves and height, and that education would unlock many doors for me. Who knew that the three partnered with faith in God would lead me to my current positions. Read more>>

Molyna Soukhoumrath

I have always been in the financial industry. After being with Chase for a long time (over ten years) it was time for a change. The company had lay offs after lay offs. Waking up for work every morning was started to get frustrating because you didn’t know if you were up next. Read more>>

Kai Scates

Like everyone else in this world, I’ve been in the same skin since I was born. I went through a phase in life where I didn’t understand my body size. I really didn’t understand why I was shaped the way I was. Read more>>

Sarang Douglas

My name is Sarang and I’m a mother of 5 beautiful children. Eleven years ago I realized very quickly that I needed to regain control of my life when I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and then Hypothyroidism, that news was also combined with having sleep apnea. Read more>>

Ayla Bell

It all started one night before I went to sleep. I was frustrated by being prejudged and categorized by people, so in that exact moment I decided to write a blog post on Tumblr. Tumblr eventually turned into wordpress and now I am on youtube as well. Read more>>

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