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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.

Corniche Jones

I’ve been making jewelry since I was little and I am self-taught. It all started with friendship bracelets. As a kid, I would make friendship bracelets and beaded jewelry. In college, my love for creating was reignited. My business name is actually inspired by my university. Read more>>

Kia Wright

I was working full time and trying to keep up with my side hustle, which was steadily growing. When I realized that there wasn’t a role at my company that I was working towards, I knew it was time to move on. Read more>>

Megan Nance

As a former Police Officer and Security Manager in Dallas, I learned a lot about Dallas and the surrounding areas. After 11 years, I wanted to concentrate on my family and work from home. I started my photography business and soon came, Odysseys With Love. I love sharing the places we find in and around Dallas. If it is kid friendly, it is even better. When I meet my partner, James, we started the Dating in DFW to help other couples find date night ideas. Read more>>

Stephanie Giddens

My husband and I planned to move to Kigali, Rwanda in 2013 to learn the ropes and start a social business that hired and empowered women. The move fell through at the last minute but I still wanted to help marginalized women. We live less than 10 minutes from the most concentrated area of refugees in the DFW area and I realized, there was just as much need for empowerment in Dallas as there was in Rwanda, so I got started. Read more>>

India Hearne

Typography and graphic design have always been my passion and I have been known to doodle up quirky drawings! After I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in East Dallas, I moved to New Mexico to further explore my artistic side at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. While living out West, I became really inspired by the scenery. Read more>>

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