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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.

Dominique Mottek

Behind a desk, taking phone calls, completing tasks and making sure everything was in good order. I was so focused on my career that I never really took the time to think about my life, where I really want to be and how I want to enjoy the time we have in this world. With so many health trends going on and more and more people focusing on their overall “wellness”, I began the journey to a healthier me. Read more>>

Rosie Lindsey

I grew up on a dirt road in between a junkyard and a drive-in movie theater.” When I was little, the interstate highway system was brand new but my father planned family road trips avoiding the interstate. It was a Route 66 time and every corner on the state highway seemed to be dotted with motels, gas stations, and liquor stores. Read more>>

Alexa Luckey

I studied recordings of Michael Jackson to perfect certain dance moves, the music and songwriting of Alicia Keys, and the films of Angela Bassett to gain a deeper understanding of acting. I’m extremely grateful to have been exposed to the arts at such an early age because watching my growth over the years has been just as great as performing in each individual performance. Read more>>

Nina Briese

I believe that there is always struggles before true growth happens. The hardest part was starting my career in my late 20’s. Come to find out, I don’t think there could have been a more opportune time as when I did. The best advice I can offer is to be present. It is really all you have. Read more>>

 Shampayne Selmon

I learned the ins and outs of the kitchen. I worked literally every position in the kitchen. After working there for a couple of years, I gained a Sous chef position at Paul Quinn College. I worked at Paul Quinn for about four months, then I moved on to Dallas Baptist University. Read more>>

Jaci Allen

I did my very first spray tan four years ago at a fitness competition in Waco, Tx for my personal trainer at the time. She needed extra help tanning and said she could basically show me the whole process the day of. Boy, was that an experience! It’s hard to mess up these tans since you’re basically wanting these athletes to be Oompa Loompas by the time they step on stage – Read more>>

TaShea Scott

Everything circulated for me. God made it possible for my vision and pennies. I am being so serious. My kids inspire me to be better! My followers keep me lifted (even though I inspire them) and I feel this is my ministry, lashing and providing another woman with an opportunity to learn, grow and become a True lash Boss. Read more>>

Jessica Peddicord

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, my lack of athletic talent lead me to take as many art classes as possible. My middle school art teacher hosted a small group of students in her home for art camps over the summer, and that is my most vivid memory of falling in love with art. Read more>>

Andrea Meyer

I knew there was something more creative in my future. I chose to leave my corporate career as a project manager behind, embraced pastry as my passion at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and never looked back. I credit my years with Bouchon Bakery & Bouchon Bistro in Yountville. Read more>>

Jeanne LeBlanc

I adore my clients and have built such an amazing relationship with each and every one. I decided to go back to school once more to get another license. License number three. Master barber. My passion and knowledge from working behind the chair had to be shared. Read more>>

Natalie Nichole

I have been performing ever since I can remember. At a very young age, I was involved with dancing groups, talent shows, TV Shows, Commercials, and youth organizations such as NYA and HYPE. With NYA (Network for Young Artists), I gained experience throughout San Antonio, TX performing at local rodeos and festivals such as Luminaria. Read more>>

Teresa López

I’ve had the honor of working several events from handmade invitations to floral arrangements for wedding ceremonies to custom nursery decor to dessert tables. It wasn’t until Spring of 2018 that I made the life-changing decision to go full throttle and sell custom handmade banners, cake toppers, & mini cake toppers. That’s when Dream Create Designs was born. Read more>>

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