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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.

Courtney Anderson

Arrowwood Designs started out as a hobby back in 2012 when I made jewelry to build my portfolio for my dream job at Anthropologie. It slowed down because I got the job (yay!), but I kept it up as a hobby making jewelry and macrame wall hangings for friends and Etsy shoppers. Read more>>

Chelsea Rabroker

The part of retail that inspires me most is in the ability of how an outfit can make someone feel beautiful in their skin and confident in who they truly are. It’s about becoming who you are in an outfit more than it is about wearing a specific brand or dressing to match a new trend. Read more>>

Lydia Wright

I was born and raised in the West Texas city of Lubbock. Growing up there taught me the value of family, heritage, outstanding academics, always making time to say hello and of course the most beautiful sunsets in Texas. Read more>>

Michelle LaBounty

I have been actively selling vintage goods for a decade, but have had an interest in it long before that. As a kid, I remember going through old photos and trinkets with my grandma and she would tell me these amazing stories about where she was when she got it, or what it was used for. Read more>>

Alexandra Lemm

When I was seven years old, I distinctly remember my mom clenching my brother and me in the living room while fighting the urge to cry. “I’m sick,” she said. “I’m sick, but everything will be okay, we will be okay.” Her words were shaky through a faint. Read more>>

Daniela Wolf

Since the day I walked into my first audio-video production class in high school, I knew I wanted to be a part of the film industry. But because of my personal fear and self-doubt, I never did much to start until the summer of 2018. I began supporting/promoting artists through Instagram by reposting their music. Read more>

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