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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.

Shanice Thompson

My journey began with my love for art. I loved art class as a child. I would draw, paint, and do whatever it took to make my artwork stand out. Because of art I began interested in fashion and beauty in high school. Read more>>

Gina Scholl

Beauty Blessings started from a conversation I had with a shear sharpener about Faith and using a business to minister to others. As a hairstylist, I felt called to go out into the community and start using my gifts and talents to help people who needed to be lifted up. Read more>>

Melissa Sims

I truly fell in love with makeup when I was about 15 years old. That was near the time when YouTube beauty gurus were really big and that’s where I got all of my makeup tips and product suggestions… Read more>>

Niccole L Jones

Niccole L. Jones Williams is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist, & Master Eyebrow Artist of more than 4 years of experience. Her goal is to be able to focus in on her passion full-time. Read more>>

Kodi Hyles

My journey as a makeup artist began about 4 years ago with MAC Cosmetics. I worked with MAC for 2 years and became an assistant manager. My time there was very formative and I learned a lot about makeup techniques, artistry and the industry as a whole. Read more>>

Reya Payan

I started off as a receptionist at Toni&Guy. I had recently applied and found out they were already conducting a group interview, so I snuck in and I got the job! I fell in love with the culture and realized that I could really make a career out of this. Read more>>

Katharine Gann

I am a left-handed, newlywed, Alabama native with a love for creating, learning, and coffee! Growing up, my parents let me express my artistic side with tons of little “projects”, even if it meant a constant trail of messes. Read more>>

Julia Simmonds

I have a tough time figuring out how everything happened. I graduated with a BA in music education and spent a little time doing private voice lessons right after. When I wasn’t teaching, I was always tinkering around making things. Read more>>

Normita Joven

Icon Studios Dallas was created in June 2010 as a dream and vision to help hard working artists (primarily actors and models) from all levels succeed in the entertainment business. Read more>>

Sara Brennan

We are a family-friendly publication that looks for opportunities to educate our community the great stories that otherwise lay hidden. And they love it. Read more>>

Adrienne Williamson

I have been a creative all my life, and started selling my work at the ripe old age of ten to my grandma’s friends at her bingo hall. Then at age 14 I had a small consignment space that my mom set up for me with the owner of the shop. Read more>>

Tiffany Dennis

Makeup has always been a passion of mine. I remember wearing eyeliner and lipstick back in middle school. And winged liner is nothing new to me….I was wearing winged liner in high school (but we called it the Cleopatra) Lol… Read more>>

Shacory Williams

I started doing makeup on myself in my bathroom every single night when everyone was sleeping. I watched YouTube videos over and over and over until I felt I’ve perfected this look. One day I ask my cousin can I do her makeup for fun. Read more>>

Yvonne Marquez

Being a makeup artist didn’t come as a first thought as a career. Initially, I wanted to become a Fashion Designer and I was so determined to be one and put my all into it. I even carried around a sketch book of my designs. But, it all changed one day, when a family member of mine asked if I could help her out on doing a makeover on her friend, and I was excited to do it. Read more>>

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