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Trailblazers: East 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 East Dallas that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Camie Scott

It all started long, long ago. In a town 45 minutes south of Dallas called Midlothian. I’ve been a creative type for mostly all of my 28 years. Drawing was the beginning of it. Now you will find me painting everything I can get my hands on. Read more>>

Stephanie Johnson

I have been a licensed hairdresser in the state of Texas for five years now. In the scope of my life – at, now, 45 years of age – that is not a long time as a hairdresser. Truth be told, most of my life was in the business of media. I have been a journalist and sports writer followed by morning drive radio co-host. Read more>>

Chelsea Rose Bell

My affinity for clothes dates all the way back to my “small-town Texas” childhood. I was blessed to come from a long line of creative women who were avid seamstresses. Frequenting my mom’s sewing room I developed very a definitive opinion about my own personal style. Read more>>

Eloisa Padilla

Eloisa’s Store started in a small garage room inside my house. I have always been in the resell business, whether it was used, or new. But the day after my 28th I decided if I was going do this, I was going to go full throttle. Read more>>

Elle Hall – Coleman

I’ll never forget that initial experience of learning to be financially responsible at such a young age, and ever since then… I’ve become obsessed with Personal Finance and teaching others the fundamental financial principles to help them live their best lives. Read more>>

Atiya Bloom

I’ve always felt different. If it means anything to you, my family has called me the “weird child” for as long as I can remember. I wanted to do important work, I loved to write, and I had an undeniable, burning urge to do better, see more, and get OUT of that town. You might even call it a mission. Read more>>

Meggie Taylor

Weddings have taken me to many fun destinations as well, which has allowed me to take some photos of landmarks and unique stops along the way, all while using my colorful, bright and airy photos. Whether I am documenting someones life or taking photos. Read more>>

Alex Temblador

My travel writing affords me a lot of opportunities like free trips all over the globe. I’ve had free trips to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Jamaica, Aruba, Switzerland, Florida, Oakland, Telluride, and Denver, and often receive discounts on hotels or free meals when I travel on my own dime such as when I went to New York City or New Orleans. Read more>>

Rishika Kapoor

Having the support of my family, friends, and the East Dallas community has been so vital to helping our office grow. My mission has been to provide the best in care while also making treatment affordable. Read more>>

Andrea Castaneda

What it started as a hobby turned into a small local business! I now get contracted by newlyweds and others to create beautiful pieces that are made out of their original bouquets. Read more>>

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