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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.

Lauren Christner

I guess the best way to explain to me is that I have always loved collecting old things. I am drawn to the old, unique and sometimes just weird! My grandparents used to collect primitive antiques and I think growing up watching them inspired me to be a collector as well! My love for old things applies to music as well. Being from Texas, I love country music, especially classic country and that has inspired a huge part of my life. Read more>>

Doyin Adebiyi

Over time, my forms of creativity have changed – I’ve been a blogger, apparel designer, digital creative, but my podcast brought the best of my talents together. In it, I am able to share my thoughts as a young, black woman who skirts the line of Nigerian and American culture while empowering others to improve their everyday pain points Funny enough. Read more>>

Jeannette King

I am a Social Media and Brand Strategist specializing in social media makeovers via Graphic design. I am also the CEO and Founder of Fearless Millennial; a NEW community for up and coming Millennial, and those who serve millennial, entrepreneurs, professionals, influencers, creators and speakers of faith. Read more>>

Stylist Stephanie Michelle

My story has been over three decades in the making. As a little girl in Compton, Ca. I always dreamed of how much fun it would be to travel and dress all of the models I saw in the magazines. When I was growing up, the word stylist was only used in reference to a hairstylist. Read more>>

Rosane Walker

Throughout this journey, I’ve learned to simplify my life. My family is totally on board with living simply so we can focus on what’s important in life. We trust God, work hard and try to be smart with our choices by not living beyond our means. We have learned that this is not a sacrifice. Read more>>

Lindsay Itani

Everything started with a design class in high-school where I discovered my talents for art, design, and creativity. I decided I wanted to make a career of those passions and got my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University. Read  more>>

Nikki Steele

Although I had my hands full with being a stay at home mom, turning my passion into a legitimate business was always in the back of my head, I just didn’t have the time to dedicate myself to it. Then came baby number two, our daughter, Sophia. I had two under two – life was crazy and hectic so any dream of me becoming a photographer was put on the back burner as I tended to my little babies. Read more>>

Whitney Waller

I am inspired by nature and travel and am an avid collector of the earth’s simple treasures. I was “that” kid with rocks in her pockets, a bug collection, dried flowers, and leaves pressed in books, and bits of paint on every surface and article of clothing. Read more>>

Gina Scheer

One of my favorite things about my former job was developing people. Getting to know them, discovering their unique gifts, guiding them through obstacles and celebrating their successes. And with my new career as a book consultant, I get to do exactly that! Read more>>

Katie Phillips

Even though I loved being away and experiencing new things, I still didn’t feel like I had a sense of purpose. I needed to get back to Texas and figure it out. My mom, knowing me better than anyone, kept mentioning the Paul Mitchell School in Dallas. I took a tour and immediately knew that this was where I needed to be to help me transition to do what I was called to do. Read more>>

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