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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.

Jennifer Sands

Picture this. A filmmaker, sitting at home, waiting on her next move, after being fired from corporate America for having an sexual affair with one of her married associates. Everyone in the office was talking about the affair including o sexual conduct found on social media. Read more>>


I could honestly say I never expected to be where I am now a year ago and it was definitely something I did not see coming. Life takes unexpected turns and I was all for it because it has brought me nothing but blessings and lessons learned. Read more>>

April Braxton

God is the reason I am where I am today. He has had his hand over my life and has shown me unmerited favor even on my worst days. He blessed me with an amazing father who started me off the right way and an amazing mother whose wisdom is a guiding light for me daily. Read more>>

Dayna Renee De La Cruz

I started investing in learning, workshops, helping others with their sessions so I could learn more and here I am. Shooting crazy in love couples, mommy’s to be, and killer boudoir sessions. Read more>>

Jalesa Ann Harrison

After growing up in a single family household, I did what I thought I should do. I went straight to college. However, like many college graduates, I found myself drowning in debt and looking to Corporate America to save me. Read more>>

Dani Ayers

I have always been in love with makeup since i was a little girl. To me, it’s more than just try to be cute or to impress someone. I find it to be very meditating. I started doing makeup in High School in DeSoto. Read more>>

Marian Mekhail

I loved arts and crafts, however, art is not viewed as a viable career in most foreign homes. However, my father was a very successful architect, turned engineer. When I was 13 years old, he had me go up into our attic and retrieve his drawings from when he studied architecture in school. Read more>>

Mehru Sheikh

I always dreamed of travel while growing up, but never knew one day it would be the best perk of my job! I moved to The States at the age of 13, and attended three different high schools – little did I know, all this prepared me to assimilate into a new society and instilled in me the love of travel. Read more>>

Missy Monoxide

My love for design and photography started when I was a teenager. I remember spending countless hours in my room, cutting up magazines, selecting my favorite photos of my idols, so I could stick them over every square inch of my room. Read more>>

Gabriela Dalfen

I was able to accomplish this dream and although it took me a few years to graduate, I obtained my degree from the University of Houston in 2012 and became the first one in my family to have a college degree. Read more>>

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