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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.

Cinthia Valentin

Incorporating motherhood, day in the life vlogs, DIY’s, product reviews, pretty much anything goes! As we grow older our passions and priorities may change, and that’s okay, we just have to learn how to adapt. Read more>>

Cassidy White

I keep it real, never sugar-coating the details–no matter how in-your-face they might be. I try to make laugh and find joy in the hard times. while also letting them into the deep depression I’ve experienced through this as well. Read more>>

Gwan Chow

At a young age, I always knew that I wanted to be an artist. I was highly involved in art classes in high school and even majored in Painting and Drawing in college. Read more>>

Laura Preston

I didn’t have a sewing machine at the time, but I made my first quilt completely by hand thanks to some blog posts and YouTube videos and even though it was pretty terrible, I was hooked. I couldn’t even finish a quilt before design and starting on the next one. Read more>>

Jordan Flynn

What inspires me the most and our collections? I’m mostly inspired by recent travels along with architecture and color combinations we find in the city and nature. I have been fortunate enough to be able to spend the last two years traveling across over 10 countries. Read more>>

Katie-Rose Watson

I’ve always loved to cook and entertain but I took my passion to a whole new level in my mid-twenties. I work as a publicist, a job that is almost always included as one of the most stressful careers a person can have. Read more>>

Natalie + Sarah Knowlton

Sisters, Sarah + Natalie Knowlton, are the founders of WE THE BIRDS, a lifestyle brand and luxury French macaron bakery. We established our brand through a shared love of fashion, design, travel and French macarons. Read more>>

Vanessa E. Luna

Fashion has always been a part of my DNA since I was a little girl. I always made sure that everything I wore matched. I loved fashion so much that my grandmother would design my dresses. The very ones I would wear to school! Read more>>

Bridgette Watson

I like to think that my story is so much more than just a few words to surmise my life, because it’s far more eclectic than I’m sure people believe. I began as a writer about 6 or 7 years ago, on accident. Read more>>

Cristina Leopoldi

I have always had a lifelong interest in fashion and styling. I was told that by the age of 2 I was already picking out my clothes and had very strong opinions about what I wanted to wear. Read more>>

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