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Trailblazers: Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Corrine Wood

I became an esthetician in 2011, I was originally going to go to art school but I ended up in beauty school and I have loved the decision I made. I worked for a photographer right out of beauty school as a makeup artist and as her assistant. Here I learned about editorial makeup and theatrical makeup. Making everything look pretty was key. Read more>>

Megan Calvery

I’ve always known I wanted to do something to empower other people. Doing hair was a dream of mine but was always discouraged by other people! I was at a loss and discouraged. I found out I was pregnant at a young age and was especially scared! Once my son was born, I knew I needed to create a life for us so I finally pushed towards my dream. Read more>>

Rheason Leverett

I’ve always had an interest in hair. Growing up I was always the friend asking to braid your hair. That ended up translating into a curiosity of hair color and cutting that resulted in me needing a few color corrections… from there I saw the technical process of hairstyling and knew it’s what I wanted to do. Read more>>

Jennifer G. Thompson

I started researching Texas female typographers and designers for a project I was working on and I could find very little information. I wanted to use a font created by a Texas-based female designer and I had a hard time finding one. The lack of females documented in design history and Texas art history was astounding to me. In 2014, Glass Tire released an article that gave data about CADD galleries and who had shows with them. Read more>>

Tanika Brooks

I love being able to see things in my head or on paper and bring them to life. I am a true D.I.Y. girl at heart. Being 2 of 4 children to an amazing single mom you become resourceful in the things you do. Growing up in both the city of Richmond, Virginia and the suburbs of Woodbridge, VA, both environments influenced who I am. The cultural experiences are so different and you’re inspired by the diverse amount of cultures that you are exposed to. Read more>>

Allison Carpenter

The first time I ever went to a yoga class, the teacher called me out for getting up to get water and I was so embarrassed, I swore I’d never go back. Thankfully, a few years down the road, I decided to try again and practiced on and off for the next few years. Meanwhile, I was attempting to find a career that made me feel like I was making a positive impact in the world. Read more>>

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