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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.

Kaitlyn Null

I’ve always had an interest in modeling and a passion for fashion for as long as I can remember. Growing up in El Paso (TX), I never really felt like there would be much opportunities for me in either industry, so I started researching different schools in Texas that offered a major that was fashion related. Read more>>

Maria de la Trinidad Perez

Una mamá como tú (A mom like you) started in 2016 when I had to leave my country and also leave everything Behind, even my career as a Pediatrician. I wanted to keep in touch with my patient’s moms and stay updated in the medicine field, also I wanted to share my experience as a mom. Read more>>

Dania Ghassoub

As an outpatient Registered Dietitian, I work mainly with women regarding their nutrition- weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, anemia, pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition, etc… I care not only about making sure that the patient I am seeing understand the educational information. Read more>>

Arelis Andrade

I have been doing makeup for seven years now. I am very artistic and creative. Makeup has been my passion since I was a little girl. I could remember seeing my aunts and my mom do their makeup and I would go grab their makeup and play with it. I started high school in 2007. Read more>>

Rei Altru

It hasn’t been smooth but it has definitely been blessed and touched by God. I’ve gotten so many cool opportunities just by networking and being in the right places at the right time. Or by leaving impressions on people and them trusting me enough to want to sing at their reunion or event. Read more>>

Candi Posadas

I felt on top of the world! I finally decided to pursue lash extensions. This was four years ago, this industry was not nearly as popular as it is now. Starting off, I ordered myself a kit online & began practicing on my sisters and friends. To this day, I’m so thankful to them for letting me lash them when I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Read more>>

Mandy Skaggs

A journey that was beyond me. That my life would encounter specific people and grow me in ways that only a special needs life could bring. Life raising a child with special needs is not for the faint of heart but always has a purpose. The social aspect of an autism diagnosis is something that has always tugged at my momma’s heart. Read more>>

Rachelle Wood

I didn’t even know how to edit a video. For years, these thoughts held me back – until one day, last year, I was sitting in my room and just decided to do it – to start my YouTube channel. I stood up, grabbed my iPhone 6s, and started to record.  Read more>>

Julia Paur

As a mom of two, a wife, a daughter, and a sister, at times life can pull you in many directions, there have been many sleepless nights creating and putting in long hours, so I could still maintain the family life but also help provide for my girls. Read more>>

Charlie Lambert

I’m a storyteller. As an artist, there is no right or wrong way to do it. It’s however you translate it. How you interpret it. When you see my photography, I want you to be captivated by the rawness and realness by the connection of people in my photos. That is how I want my work to be known for and be recognized for. Read more>>

Sarah Blaido

After graduating in May of 2018, I decided to jump back into the creative life with a set of small commissions. I really began to enjoy my craft again, and with the help and confidence, my girlfriend gave me, started attending small arts and crafts shows. I work at a pathology lab in Irving for my day job and continue to create art in my free time, so it’s been an interesting journey as I figure out time management. Read more>>

Brittni Williamson

It was an instant love affair that’s only intensified as the years have passed. Before starting college, I knew I wanted to own a shop of my own, so I chose to study business and continued working as a floral designer outside of school and afterwards in Oklahoma and Texas. Fast forward to the fall of 2017, when I was finally able to realize my dream and open B. Marie’s Flowers. Read more>>

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