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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.

LaJune King

We empower. We inspire. We lead. We have insecurities, but we own them without photoshop. Although we appreciate women who know they have it together, these images captured are about giving back to the women who need a boost. Read more>>

Christie Gare

I have always loved photography; usually practicing angles and lighting on my childhood animals with my parent’s point and shoot camera. I took a photography course in high school, but it wasn’t until I started reading the Pioneer Woman blog back in 2006 that I started wanting to learn more. Read more>>

Latroya Peters Johnson

Wanting to be in this industry at a young age was not a real job in my mother’s eyes at the time. The typical Doctor, Nurse, Lawyer, Teacher is what she wanted for me, to set out to be. So I spent a lot of time in life trying to make other people happy than myself. Read more>>

Kristen Jasper

I started drawing again and experimented with watercolors. And then I played with alcohol inks. I am a color fanatic, and alcohol ink painting matched my personality. I love bright, beautiful colors. I love being able to decorate peoples homes and life with a pop of sunshine and joy. Read more>>

Jenny Kaiser

I branched out to run my own business within a boutique brokerage firm. Within a year and a half, I had more than doubled my business and in January of 2018 was ranked one of the Top 10 individual agents in the entire brokerage for a number of homes sold in a single month. Read more>>

Summer Butler

I was driving down the tollway, mind chatter busy, and something spoke. Loudly. For weeks, I had been prepping our ninth grader for winter formal, getting everything arraigned, ordered, coordinated. While this is the stuff my dreams are made of, I like to be a part of it all coming together. This wasn’t going to happen. We’re a blended family and the weekend of winter formal was not ours. I complained to anyone who would listen; it was like working for two weeks and not getting a paycheck. Stuck in this thinking God gently pulled me off the road, “Write this down”, He said. Read more>>

Sara Willerson, LCSW

Horses have been part of my life since childhood. My paternal grandfather introduced me to them at a very young age. Pretending to be a horse, imaginary gallops around the back yard, summer camps with horse back riding, and weekend riding lessons as I got older – Read more>>

Melissa France

Through many unexpected turns I found myself making the decision to leave teaching to find something new. I remember asking my husband, “what will I do if I leave my job?” And his answer was the best answer anyone could have given me, “whatever you want to do”, he said. Read more>>

Tiffany Jo (I go by Tiffany) Baker

Since my body can only handle so many stretch marks and C-sections and I’m a dream-chaser at heart, this past year I began to focus my efforts on writing, speaking and being a coach, confidante and cheerleader for those in the fight for their dreams, whether that be a business, blog, “BAE,” or my favorite, a baby. Read more>>

Michele Monaghan

I attended training and became an Inspired Instructor through Yogiños: Yoga for Youth. My boss at the dance studio saw my potential in this newfound love of children’s yoga, and I give her full credit as the one who encouraged me to turn it into a business. Read more>>

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