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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.

Ellie Alonzo

I found photography back in 2006-2007 and it’s been non stop ever since! I earned my Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from Texas Woman’s University, and though fine art photography is still one of my passions. Read more>>

Amber Jo Banks, Ph.D.

Certain stereotypical notions are associated with a special education student graduating from a senior high school reading on a six-grade level. The mind conjures certain images of an African American women raised on the east side of Austin, Texas and in a single parent home. Read more>>

Shay Sibley

Through the years I’ve gained a lot of tips about all aspects of travel that I decided to create a vibrant travel blog called Kandie Wanderlust. The name comes from my love of a whimsical, pastel lifestyle mixed in with the desire to travel and meet people from different cultures. Read more>>

Jasmyn Rambadt

Over the years I had a vision to start a blog that would inspire readers thru my journey in life. I have always loved fashion, getting compliments from strangers to co-workers. Read more>>

Ximena Acevedo Garcia

I’ve always had a love for makeup I would watch YouTube videos with my best friend and I would tell her that one day I was going to be like them. The way you can just create and be free with your looks always amazed me. Read more>>

Naomi Mattay

August of 2015 I spiraled down into a dark season of depression. I was living with a roomate at the time but moved back home with my parents to help in the healing process. Read more>>

Ara Mackenzie Washburn

I started blogging when I was graduating high school. A lot was going on for me, I was learning a lot of life lessons – I wanted to write it all down and remember it. Read more>>

Crystal Zarazua

I dipped into the photography industry and clients of mine began to request for me to do their makeup for their photo shoots. I never saw myself as a makeup artist but I took on the challenge. Read more>>

Katie Rosebraugh

I’m an example of a mid-life career changer. I worked in accounting and financial planning most of my career. In college I majored in Business Administration but most of my elective courses were in photography and art. Read more>>

Lauren Gray

I finished the Fashion Design program, but will officially walk this December when I finish my last two Fibers courses in the fall. I wouldn’t have gotten this far if it wasn’t for my family and friends supporting me every step of the way. Read more>>

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