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.
I’ve spent most of my life, trying to find the positive and the beauty in the world. There is always so much to be thankful for, and art has given me the platform to give back in the best way. If you would have asked me a decade ago, where I thought I would be. Read more>>
It’s funny, but for as long as I can remember, my hair has played a starring role in much of my life–but I never considered turning my interest in it into a career. And then after the birth of my second child in 2015. Read more>>
Before Loved and Found, I worked in the textile design industry for over a decade. I spent those years in New York and Los Angeles, designing bedding collections for iconic brands such as Martha Stewart, Michael Kors, and Laura Ashley. Read more>>
I have always been a goal driven person. While in high school, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to attend Texas Tech University and follow in the footsteps of my parents. Once I achieved that goal, I set a new one: to graduate summa cum laude and serve others through public education. Read more>>
Melanie Rodriguez and Lizeth Cuyan
After spending years listening to podcasts and hearing other people’s stories, I got an idea to start a podcast myself but didn’t know how or when to start. When I brought the idea up with Liz, it was like a light bulb went off and we decided to start one together. Read more>>
Although I have a great career in the commercial auto finance industry and work for a major bank, I longed to create a business that could serve others in some way. After a few ventures into network marketing that did not fit my passion. Read more>>
I created my own major in college, it was a Bachelor of Science degree called University Studies, and basically it has four required classes, and the rest are up to the student to piece together and provide a thesis which you have to submit to the board for approval before you can continue. Read more>>
I went to John Brown University in NW Arkansas to study Chemistry. Upon graduating, I was offered a job teaching Chemistry at a bilingual High School in Honduras & jumped at the chance to live in Latin America. After a year I returned to John Brown University to get my Master’s of Science in Leadership & Ethics. Read more>>
I have used art and creativity as an outlet my entire life. As a child, I used art as a form of therapy and as adult, I found myself creating and selling art as a side hustle. I quickly found myself becoming more passionate about my art than I did my 9-5 job. Read more>>