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.
A traumatic childhood and adolescence sent me in search of peace-always longing for someone or something to make me feel worthy. While making many mistakes and wrong turns in my search, I became a psychologist specializing in childhood trauma. Through my own therapy and recovery, I kept getting more and more of a handle on human behavior, relationships and addiction. Read more>>
I never planned on making a living as an “influencer”! But when I went vegan five years ago, I was mostly daunted by what I was going to wear. So, I started an Instagram account and a blog, really to just keep track of the vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and non-toxic things I would find. I was surprised when people actually started following my account. Read more>>
I had always been into doing hair since I was young. I didn’t realize I wanted to actually do this as a career until I was about a Junior in high school. Once I graduate high school back in 2014, I went straight to Beauty School and graduated in 2015. I ended up getting my license until 2016. The moment I received it. Read more>>
About five years ago, I woke up in my Boston apartment with nasty hangover, a mountain of shame, and a deep desire to finally cut alcohol out of my life. I had used booze for years as a way to self-medicate through my parents’ divorce, the death of my grandparents, multiple breakups, and ultimately life in general. Read more>>
Many years ago, when I was about seven years old. My mom decided to go back to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. I watched her help hundreds of people the last two decades. She was so inspiring that I wanted to continue to carry on the legacy of helping people with my hands. Read more>>