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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.

Kalli Doubleday

For the last several years, I have been a conservation social scientist researching human-tiger conflict in India. Earning my Ph.D. in Geography for the University of Texas Austin in 2018, I eagerly sought a tenure-track professorship to teach and continue my research on big cats and people. Read more>>

Taja Loren

The Least Expected came about when I turned 30 at the beginning of this year and decided that I had to let my story out. I listen to so many podcasts and watch so many youtube videos but, none of the people I listen to or watch (though I love them) has my story. Read more>>

Adrianne Gilbreath

On February 14, 2014, my love proposed to me at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden. I had dreamt about this day and was beyond excited to start planning. I dove in head first and solidified all my vendors and then ran into some issues with my venue. Read more>>

Heather Spivey

I was super insecure & used my own makeup to hide. Never in a million years did I think I’d make a living from doing makeup on others!! In 2001, I got a job in cosmetics for a department store. I had no idea you could make a career out of it doing makeup. Read more>>

Kristin Delgado

I was born and raised on the Big Island in Hawai’i. My parents taught my brother and I to take risks and never pass up an opportunity. After doing some international traveling, my husband and I settled down in Hawai’i. We raised our three beautiful children there and life was mellow. Read more>>

Sara Hall

I started taking The Dailey Method back in 2014- I had moved from Dallas, TX to Seattle, WA and needed a way to meet and connect with new friends. I was a runner, and wow- The Dailey Method was an amazing compliment to running! I eventually would drop running in favor of The Dailey Method. Read more>>

Helena Collins

I’d like to say that I started based on someone giving me and opportunity but instead, I actually started by being motivated to be better than my circumstances. I grew up with examples of Chemical dependency that pushed me into wanting to better understand the chemically dependent and cognitive behaviors that adults experienced. Read more>>

Jennifer Rodriguez Jaramillo, MS, RDN, LD

Exposure to cultural communities, often under-resourced, fundamentally shaped my story and roots as a Latina girl who grew up in Southern California. During my childhood, I can remember living in an under-resourced community, yet with a good stable roof over my head, happy and healthy. Read more>>

Meghan Forest Farmer

Fashion has been my first choice since I can remember. I was enthralled with fashion magazines, books, shows, and knew I wanted to live in this world someday. It was so glossy. So inspiring. I started early on in retail and wove my way along the fashion pipeline through wholesale. Read more>>

Angie Luna

Reflecting on my past, I did not recognize what or who I wanted to be. I had several responsibilities as a child and was never able to believe there would be a professional future for me. I grew up as an only child with only one parent; my mom. Read more>>

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