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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.

Tiffany Purdue

I discovered a deep love for art as a small child and always knew creating would be an integral part of my future. After teaching art in public school for several years, my husband and I made the decision that I would stay “home” with our little ones. Read more>>

Ashley Weller

I started losing myself in their daily lives and someone told me to find an outlet for myself. I found Instagram, and thought it was fun to take photos, search for fun places and things to do and also posted other’s photos, not knowing it was “against the rules!” Read more>>

Kristina Rowe

My career is so non-linear it probably looks like something you would doodle during a boring meeting. There are a couple of threads that tie it all together and that have kept me afloat when things were tough. Read more>>

Allee Etheridge

I have always loved art, and I was drawn to ceramics in high school. At the time, I did almost exclusively ceramic sculpture, and I was very good at it. I went to college at SMU and intended to major in sculpture. Read more>>

Bridgette Crull and Nanci Bauer

The girls combined their talents and passion to form their own company called U Lucky Girl. U Lucky Girl is known for their design work whether it’s their dog greeting card line, home decor designs or cancer chemo & radiation celebration boxes, they have it covered. Read more>>

Susan Windsor

Unlike a lot of artists whose first memories were of holding a paintbrush, I didn’t start painting until I was a senior in high school. After learning the basics of drawing and perspective in an art class that year, I was encouraged by a teacher to try watercolor painting. My love of art and design that year led me to major in graphic design when I went to college. Read more>>

Mandy Ochs

Growing up in the Dallas area, I loved watching movies just as any kid across the country would have, but I didn’t just watch them, I was fascinated and wanted to be a part of something like that. I loved mostly the fantasy and horror films of the 1980’s. So, I thought why not become an actor but believe it or not it is harder than it looks. Read more>>

Desiree Phillips

My story started in the typical “American Dream” way, but it developed into the new “Millennial/Entrepreneurial” way of living. Before I got started in my profession, I was a full- time student/athlete at Missouri State University. I grew up as a tomboy and my love wasn’t exactly a beauty, but it definitely was for art and sports. I always had a passion for art growing up. Read more>>

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