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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.

Ashley D’Amico

I was born and raised in a small town in far north Texas and moved to Dallas in 2002 to attend SMU. I loved the city so much, I decided not to leave after college and started working in a variety of corporate roles over the next few years. Read more>>

Jacqueline Nguyen

Growing up, I was very often buried in fiction books and magazines, admiring the composition of each page; everything from the product graphic or model to the words to typography selected. After I’d worn out the pages of my monthly subscriptions. Read more>>

Bianca LaLanne

It started after I decided to discontinue using chemical relaxers in my hair and grow it back out to its natural state. At the time, information was sparse for how to manage natural kinky hair and I mainly depended on Youtube, hair care forums and experimentation. Read more>>

Mia Pettyjohn-Anderson

I grew up in the Philippines, in a rainforest on the foot of the dormant volcano Mount Makiling, where I developed my love of nature and flora. My parents are ceramic artists, and from a young age, they encouraged me to draw, paint, and make pottery. Read more>>

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