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.
I’ve always been a mystic and an artist. Growing up in Houma, Louisiana, which is south of New Orleans, nurtured my curiosity for the supernatural. After Hurricane Katrina, I was awarded a Questbridge scholarship in 2007 worth $250,000 to attend Oberlin College in Ohio. This experience changed my life. Read more>>
I know what it’s like to not have your mom around for those major life events. Motherless Daughters Unite was created as a means to give back to that woman or young girl who may be going through the same or similar situation. So here we are! Read more>>
Brittany Bloom Paden
October 2017 was when Bloom & Co. Events were born. It’s been a whirlwind since then in the best way. I’ve met amazing people, clients, and industry professionals alike, and it’s really been an incredible year. Read more>>
I am a 24-year-old who now works full time online as a social media influencer. However, it definitely didn’t start out this way. I went to Texas A&M and studied Animal Science and Meat Science and was planning to go to medical school. Plans change, and after five years of college, the thought of going back to school was not something I wanted to do. I always thought I was going to go to a professional school, so when I finished college, I really had no idea what I was going to do for an actual job. Read more>>
Shamsy Roomiani is a local Dallas visual artist whose work spans printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation art. Her work concentrates on natural elements with major focus on the plant world. She is the creator of Shamstone crystal sculptures and wearable art. Read more>>
In 2013 I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in studio art with a concentration in graphic design. I entered the workforce expecting to work as a graphic designer for the rest of my career. Read more>>
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I never know what I am going to do in my life, like many of us, all I know that my intentions are always to heal our Universe first and everything else will unfold naturally providing effortless love, happiness, health and wealth. I Pray, I Paint & I Pay! Read more>>
It truly seems like yesterday, as cliche as that sounds, that I picked up my first camera. I was a freshman in college and I started like most do but shooting my friends, their kiddos, and pretty much anyone I could find that would say yes! Read more>>
Women today need more than just the obvious. I’ve had to evolve and grow myself to be able to offer more help to my clients. My work has evolved into a more holistic approach and I now offer guidance that addresses their whole being. Read more>>
It’s been 8 years since I joined Vantage and honestly, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I now lead my firm’s Sourcing and Supplier Management practice, where we develop negotiation strategies, support procurement transformations, and lead capability-building workshops. Read more>>
I love seeing people of all ages dancing to my music and having a blast! My style of djing incorporates music selections that are diverse with a wide selection of genres and decades of hits. I have learned in a short period that “diversity” is important if you want fans of all ages and backgrounds. Read more>>