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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.

Jen Vogelman

This whole idea of being an influencer kind of snowballed into me wanting to create an online women’s boutique. I am truly a creative at heart and did not realize how passionate I was about creating and growing a brand until I started doing it. Read more>>

Breauna Rhian

Making sure you are setting a good example for your kids and providing for them as well. I have a stepdaughter and a 4-month-old baby girl and being a mom first then my career is a struggle but I use my faith to hold me up and my amazing fiancé to support. Read more>>

Paige Leitch

Each time I get a nasty, negative comment, I know two things: I’m reaching a bigger audience and that person took time out of their day to help me reach even more people AND to tell me about themselves. Whenever there’s negativity online, rest assured that it’s always about the person commenting and never about the blog post. Read more>>

Magickal Lady Duchess

My Mother was a Practitioner that raised me and taught me this craft, I am honored for the gift of reading oracles and tarot readings. I have healed the hearts of many and also mended marriages as well as other things, I love Hoodoo and Voodoo as a way of life. Read more>>

Lauren Chalaire

It’s an awful feeling to work soo hard and people ignore your accomplishments on purpose. My advice for young women that are starting their journey is to remain humble, know your worth, demand respect and learn when to walk away. Read more>>

Dora Chu

Knowing that the Lord “fearfully and wonderfully” created us, according to Psalm 139, has been so monumental in helping me grow into a happier and stronger person. I grew up feeling quite restricted to be myself… and embarked upon a long transformative journey beginning when I realized how much I was loved from above. Read more>>

Erica Lanette

My biggest struggle as a creative is in trying not to be overly critical of my work. I believe there is some level of necessary critique that an artist goes through to make their work-of-art ready for the world, but for me, anything more than that is the result of the insecurity of wondering how my work will be received. Read more>>

Deanna Boyd

Makeup was the beginning of my love affair with all things creative. Some of my first memories of makeup were when I was a little girl, playing in my mom’s makeup drawer, Coty red lipstick, Cornsilk powder, creamy pink rouge, “What can I do with this?” I would ask. I loved coloring and painting, anything where I could mix and create my own colors and textures. Read more>>

Fabiola Torres

My family began to notice my work and would ask me to make invitations for their events. I then started baking and decorating cakes for my family events as well and again was receiving cake orders which eventually led to more clients. I did this most of my teenage years and after high school, I began my makeup journey. Read more>>

Breauna Nichole

I have learned how much joy comes when you surrender what you have in mind and allow God to direct His plan for your life. I am passionate about people and telling narratives. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communications, where I began my journey of storytelling. Read more>>

Christin Taylor

You learn very quickly, that no, you’re not born flexible and yes, it takes time to gain the strength to lift yourself. You also learn everybody is different. Some women are stronger, while others are pretzels. And in time, you can be both. Also, fluidity in movement is hard. You have to trust your body and your mind to work together so you can focus on making it pretty. Read more>>

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