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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.

Sayra Diaz

My blog mission is to share beauty and fashion inspirations, and lifestyle as a single mom that enjoys to travel here and there. On my blog you will also find post that are in Spanish. Read more>>

alina M. Acosta

I found myself doing makeup applications on the weekends as a side gig. It wasn’t about the money, I just loved beautifying people. The demand for me to do makeup grew and I decided to give my passion a chance and pursue it. Read more>>

Geordian Abel

I have loved clothes, accessories & anything girly since I could walk. I was raised to always search for the latest & greatest sales, which is still my motto at the age of 24. Read more>>

Mayra Cristina Martinez

I’ve been all sorts of people in this lifetime. Despite the hardships and confusion within myself along with the troubles of the world, my heart has remained kind and understanding, although sometimes quite rebellious. Read more>>

Amy Brown

My days are never the same, and they’re always a little crazy, but they all lead to to helping people have fun. Almost every day I ask myself if my work is real, but it is, and I think that’s the best thing I can ask for. Read more>>

Mafei James

Hair braiding to me is fun and creative. It’s artistic and makes people feel good about themselves. I love the connection I make with my clients and being able to assist in their personal beautifying process. Read more>>

Alyssa Wallace

While art as a hobby has been a part of my life since I was young, it wasn’t until my sophomore year in college that I began to dream of turning it into a side, or even full time, business! Read more>>

Melody Van Drunen

“Focusing on what drives us the most, creativity, commitment to the highest standards, and the community that we serve, seemed like the most sensible place to start when breathing new life in the salon. Read more>>

Leta Andrews

I became the winningest basketball coach (boys or girls) in the nation with 1,416 wins. At this point in my life, I host basketball camps and participate in public speaking events. Read more>>

Brie Holt, Jessi James, Jamie Kaufmann, Gisell Stephenson, Sadee Urias and Bailey Cooper

My goal is for all of my amazing stylists is to see them all succeed in everything that they do. I laugh when I say this because I know without a doubt in my mind that several of them have the talent to be my biggest competitors one day… Read more>>

Kimberly Peloquin

My daughter changed everything. After she was born, I realized how I wanted her to never fear chasing her dreams. I wanted her to never second guess who she is and what she believes in. I wanted her to live a big, bold, and adventurous life. Read more>>

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