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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.

Samantha Lilly

I always enjoyed fashion as long as I can remember. I just love the idea of being able to stand out & have your outfit do the talking. Therefore, I knew I wanted to have a career in fashion. I did intensive research on certain fields within the industry. Read more>>

Camuriel Carpenter

When I was a young child, I always knew I had a love for fashion and makeup! I used to tell my parents and my family that I wanted to grow up and become a fashion designer and build my own cosmetic line. My grandma Katie tried teaching me how to sew but I never could master it. Read more>>

Diana Little

Sugar & Smiles was born in January of this year, when my daughter’s best friend turned years old and the whole family appreciates her very much, for that reason I decided to do something special for her and that was when I created my first Sugar & Smile, it was incredible. Read more>>

Shelly Rosenberg

I have practiced interior design for over 20 years and have loved every minute of my work in the luxury sector of the industry. However, with the birth of my third child, who has Down syndrome, my perspective began to change. Read more>>

Micki Krakosky

I received my training at Toni & Guy Academy in Carrollton. I was only the third class to attend when they first opened. After achieving my cosmetology license I started working in the north Dallas area. Read more>>

Jamie Simpson

When I was growing up, I had a best friend with Down Syndrome named Turbo. Every day after school, I would try to teach Turbo everything I learned that day by playing “school” with him. Because of Turbo, I always knew I wanted to help people when I grew up – so I became a Special Education teacher. Read more>>

Kennedy Vaughan

I would like to start by introducing myself. So, hi, I am Kennedy Vaughan. An American foodie and nutritional science graduate currently based in Rockwall, TX. To start where it all begain we have to go all the way back to my high school years. Read more>>

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