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Trailblazers: Far North 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 Far North Dallas that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Danielle Gil

Beauty has always been a passion of mine and I’ve always been interested in makeup and different hairstyles since I can remember. Believe it or not, I use to work in accounting and found it to be very lackluster for me. Read more>>

Nikki Jones

At a very young age, I recognized the joyfulness caring for others brought me. In connection with caring for others I worked in Healthcare management for ten years where I realized skin care and helping others identify their beauty was my true passion. Read more>>

Kim Cloud

Kim Cloud has always had a heart to help those less fortunate. For years she has worked in various charities, giving her time and money until several of her friends and family suggested she start an organization that could raise monies to donate to the various local charities. Read more>>

Jessica Scott

I started photography in 2000 when I was a sophomore at Denton High School shooting film on my Canon AE-1 that was made in 1976. Going into my sophomore year in high school, I chose to use my summer break to learn about film photography at the University of Texas Austin. Read more>>

Macey Ward

I discovered a love of floral design in college, at Texas A&M, where I studied horticulture. I took a few design classes there and soon after started working part time for a retail florist where I learned even more. The summer before my senior year. Read more>>

Megan Gellner

I didn’t start out with an interest in anything art related. In fact, my first thought of “yes! I can be an artist!” wasn’t until junior year of highschool when I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop in a business marketing class. I learned it quickly and really felt an affinity for the program. Read more>>

Moriah Durrett

I started my business on the foundation of helping these families who need it most. Some may think only people who are homeless or less fortunate need help. WRONG! We all need each other and we all need help sometimes. All I’ve ever wanted to do was help. Read more>>

Bailey Gay

Saving the absolute best for last, through Chiffon My Mind I have started a local book club, where we read one book a month, share lots of appetizers, and drink lots of wine! The Book Club has been my favorite part of starting a blog and has given me the opportunity to spend time with and connect women. Read more>>

Vanae Hudson

I started with photography as a hobby, after my first daughter was born I wanted to be able to take nice photos of her. I was lucky enough to have a great friend that mentored me and showed me the proper way to use my camera, after that. Read more>>

Mindy Arendt

The community involvement led me to also become part of other festivals such as Thin Line Fest, which I currently hold a Vice President position, and 35 Denton, which is no longer being held. Through this volunteering, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many diligent, creative individuals. Read more>>

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