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.
Stayin’ Alive Succulents started in 2017 after one of the most difficult years of my life. My Dad passed away in January and I lost my job in July. My Mom and I started making succulent arrangements together as a way to distract ourselves and to find happiness together. Read more>>
I got into photography early, when I was around 11 years old; I was always taking portraits of friends just for fun. I was always “that girl with the camera,” all the way through to my college years. A friend asked me to photograph their wedding about 10 years ago, and I instantly fell in love! Read more>>
I began blogging as a hobby. It was a way to add some creativity to my life. I have a serious, government job in the Criminal Justice Field. So I often tell people that blogging is my fun job. About three years ago I was reading a lot of blogs and really wanted to start my own. Read more>>
We, as functioning humans, use stories to make sense of the myth— to place sinew on the skeletons of our complex world. We have the capacity to reason as humans— but reason alone in insufficient for sustaining life. Reason, often, is absent of spiritual, spatial and emotional antecedents. Read more>>
My cookie decorating journey began in December 2016. I was planning my son’s first birthday and was unsure of the theme so I got on Pinterest and started looking for ideas. I kept seeing all of these amazing decorated cookies and knew that I wanted to have them at the party. Read more>>
In 2001, I ran my first marathon. I remember the joy I felt when I finally reached the finish line because I had accomplished the impossible. I had just traveled 26.2 miles and I wasn’t in a car! I was on cloud nine as the race volunteers placed my medal around my neck. Read more>>
I’ve been drawn to creating art my whole life. The youngest of four kids, my my said the only thing that would keep me in one place and happy was a sketch pad and some crayons. Since I can remember, I’ve always loved using materials that I find to create something with. Read more>>
I was looking for something to fulfill my creative side that would also give us the luxury of flexible hours, and the ability to stay home with our daughter. What once started as custom gifts for friends and family turned into word of mouth requests, and now a growing small business. Read more>>
Creativity came naturally for my family, and- naturally- they encouraged it in me. They picked up on my love of drawing right from the start, and have been my biggest cheerleaders and supporters. I’m pretty sure the whole family worked together to keep me supplied in paper (it took a lot.) Read more>>
I started out life as a “grown up” with a degree in Biology, and after a few twists and turns over the years, ended up with a job in a different field. I knew it wasn’t my dream job, but it helped pay bills. Of course so many things about what I thought I wanted out of life changed when our twins were born in 2008. Read more>>
I had to quit all of my part-time jobs, clubs, and extracurricular activities in order to serve all of the couples that wanted to hire me! And now, here I am 2.5 years later, planning weddings full time and supporting missionaries all over the world! Read more>>