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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.

Cecilia Winter

Most call me CC for short. I graduated high school at 17 and started cosmetology school only one month after. I pretty much knew I wanted to be a hair artist from an early age. My grandmother was a stylist in the 70s, at a little beauty shop in Mexico. She used to dye her hair “psychedelic” colors. For me personally. Read more>>

Haley Russell

I feel like I have always had a creative drive. Even as a young child, I remember really loving the creative freedom that crafts and projects brought me. As I got older, my passion for visual art and photography definitely began to strengthen. I attended a fine arts academy for all four years of high-school, but then I actually decided to take a different route for college. Read more>>

Katherine Lawrence

Food is my love language. And, that’s why Food Saved Me. My life’s work is to share nutrition information with others and I do it all for FREE. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis, ovarian and uterine cysts, high blood pressure and high cholesterol… let’s just say I was a mess for being 27. Read more>>

Tiffany Ealey

A little over a year ago, I officially decided to launch Hitched. Originally, the idea and concept behind Hitched was to provide budget friendly, full service elopements and micro-weddings in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. That idea quickly shifted when I fell in love with just simply officiating. Read more>>

Anu Dhakal

I am originally from Nepal. Growing up, I’ve always been gravitated towards beauty and everything related to the beauty industry. During my adolescence, I took part in many beauty pageants and later won the title of miss teen in my hometown in Nepal. Naturally, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field. Read more>>

Stephanie Hill

Central Station Toys started as an idea and a dream for our family to work and learn together. My husband, Chris, has collected toys and collectibles for years. He would find new things to add to his collection and sell others he was ready to part with. Read more>>

Holly Pils

My business partner Lisa Underwood and I started our bagel business on 2/1/2000. We named the bagel shop Boopa’s because that was her son’s nickname. Sadly they passed away on 2/19/2005. I have continued our business in their honor ever since. On 2/1/2020, we had our 20th anniversary and threw a big party for our community. Read more>>

Shane Tha Artist

I grew up in north fort worth, in what would probably be considered a poor neighborhood but it was definitely rich in culture and art. Back then graffiti art was very popular. I can remember being very young, and I loved when we would be stopped as a train passed by. I would enjoy watching the vibrant colored taggings speed by. Read more>>

Jessica Alfaro

Believe it or not, I wasn’t always a florist. In fact, I spent all of my career coaching, growing teams and building profitable stores in the retail industry. One of the things I’m most often asked is “How on earth did you get started in all of this?” Well, to be honest, I love real flowers it brings a sense of calm and peace over me. Read more>>

Destiny Miller

Growing up, I didn’t have a lot but I had enough. Both my mother and father where in the military and ever since a little girl I can remember my parents instilling in me at a very young age the mindset of working hard for what I want. Read more>>

Madelyn Egli

I always had a passion for making, crafting and sewing. I definitely have a unique taste in fashion and body proportions that don’t fit most department store sizes without being a little bit off. However, my learning was limited to what I could fit in between homework and other extra-curricular activities. Read more>>

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