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Trailblazers: Central Dallas

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 Central Dallas that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Terica Bowser

There is a lot of time and resources that go into putting together a video or social media post and I want to make sure that I am giving it my all. My advice would be to do what you love and know that good things take time. We have to work hard to achieve our goals and never let anyone stop us from becoming who we are meant to be. Read more>>


I enjoyed building confidence in other people empowering them to see the best version of themselves. That was what I truly was passionate about. My purpose is to empower, uplift and inspire people to discover their purpose and be bold enough to pursue their passions. Read more>>

Kayah Alexandra Franklin

All I knew was that it was going to be my first time in Washington, D.C., let alone the first time in a long while that I’d gotten to see my dad. He’d used the opportunity to attend a dance intensive in the district as a “loving bribe” to allow my mom to let me come across the country for a good chunk of the summer. Read more>>

Lisa Williams

What makes us unique is me and all artists at Zazzazu are the best, talented professionals in the hair and makeup industry. We all have worked many years with models doing advertising and fashion work. One of my most amazing celebrities to work on is Anna Wintor which was one of many highlights of my career. Read more>>

Joycelyn Bagby

Leaving me in a position to rebuild on my own. My friend and sister Crystal White kept me pushing when I wanted to say “to hell with it all”. I’m a believer and in the businesses that I’m in, you have to have a strong relationship with God. He can surround you around those that are there to lift and elevate you. Read more>>

Alexis Cavo

I think that I was blessed with having a strong ambitious mentality to be where I am at today. I find motivation in spreading kindness and genuineness into the world, especially when times are the way the are in today’s society. I think that saying “no” to bad decisions, and removing myself from situations that were not beneficial to me. Read more>>

Alexia Ellesse

I would say it’s okay to not have it all figured out, it’s okay to ask for help along the way, heck, I encourage it! and it is absolutely okay to try new and different things. Not everyone is going to like it, but your art and your gifts are not about that. You’ve got something to offer the world that no one else can. Read more>>

Becky Nelson

Creating a concept combining my passion for food and baking occurred in 2012 when I launched Le Gourmet Valet. Using my home kitchen. Baked treats, gift baskets and gift meals were the products initially sold. My mission included promoting kindness, thoughtfulness and the notion of treating others as you would like to be treated… a.k.a. The Golden Rule. Read more>>

Peyton Mabry

I was fortunate to be a part of Frisco transforming from a small city to what is now known as Sports City USA, home to seven professional sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Frisco RoughRiders, and many more. Frisco is now the ultimate destination for sports fans of all kinds. Read more>.

Aunna Douglas

The road definitely wasn’t smooth. I often felt like giving up or had a feeling like I was trying to thrive in an over saturated market. Also, I had to learn that not everyone will support you sometimes not even family and friends. Read more>>

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