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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.

Natasha Hunter

Fighting depression with a two-year-old and my cousins who were visiting from out of town, we’re going through my storage. They came across a box of unsold shirts and were like “Uh, what are you doing?!? These are hawt you need to get going again!??” So, I did. The in-between from there and now is a blur. Just a lot of work and sacrifice! Read more>>

Shauna Glenn

For the next three years, I learned everything I could about interior design, but with all my clients I added my own kind of flair. Since I had no formal training in interior design (like a college degree), I didn’t know the rules. So, I made up my own as I went along. Read more>>

Hilaire Baumgartner

I never was interested in cooking until my early 20’s. At that time, I was very into weightlifting and naturally started to cook more during that journey. Fast forward a year or two, and a few plant-based documentaries began creating a lot of buzzes. I spoke with three long-time vegetarian friends of mine, who reassured me that I wouldn’t waste away or live off of lettuce by making the switch.  Read more>>

Tory Cox

I started decorating my tiny apartment on my tiny college student’s budget. I realized that a lot of the things I wanted to buy to decorate with, I couldn’t afford. That’s where I turned to DIY-ing my own items and started using pieces in less-functional ways. I painted mason jars from the dollar store and used them as vases, or made baskets out of twine and a leftover cardboard box. Read more>>

Cherie Wiliams

I have been so lucky to work as a lowly box office assistant for a prestigious theatre to an actor on plays and film, to produce my own short films and a feature film, to now having success as a freelance makeup artist on top of still writing, acting, stage managing, etc. My biggest goal reached to date is I am finally a high school theater teacher. Read more>>

Sarah Zarina

My life is many things at one time–I wear many hats, so to speak. The goal of my Instagram is to share the different roles I fulfill and ventures I pursue, and all of the other bits and pieces of my life in between. Instagram is my platform for human outreach. I love to connect with others, to relate and purely socialize. Read more>>

Malorie Wakefield

I watched countless videos on Instagram and YouTube to learn and I quickly became obsessed. The cookie community is AMAZING and the support and companionship are even better. Lydia Carter with LC Sweets, Kayla Wille and Kim Wille with The Little Black Barn Cookie Co. are just a few of the ladies that I have become friends with and maybe a few too many questions too. Read more>>

Laura Lape

I’m still finding my way with my blog. My goal is ultimately to help others while allowing myself to channel some creativity in between practicing the ABCs with my toddler. Whether it be reviewing the newest Netflix show, great buys on Amazon or just some takeaways from coffee with friends, I want other people to read my blog and feel like it helped them in some way. Read more>>

Alyssa Morales

I started Instagram just for fun, posting pictures of things that I loved and places I loved to go. Once I became a mother, my children slowly took over my Instagram and I started connecting with moms all over the world. Things really started to take off when Ellen DeGeneres shared my little girl’s picture on her IG page. Read more>>

Lauren Guidry

I knew I always wanted to be in the beauty industry, I wanted to be a licensed professional, but I knew that I didn’t want to do hair. So, I thought about a service I paid for consistently, and that was getting my nails done. I took a leap and enrolled in nail school, having no experience whatsoever. Read more>>

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