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Trailblazers: Garland

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 Garland that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Felice Grob

I never let go of hope because now more then ever it’s important to keep busy and maintain income due to the loss of all our health benefits when he lost his job this past October which is much needed to keep my husband healthy and employed. Read more>>

Shola Ophelia

I started singing around the age of 7 or 8 and the music that was played in my household influenced my R&B sound that I created today. Artists like Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Destiny’s Child, India Arie, Joss Stone, Whitney Houston and more. Read more>>

Sandra Munoz

I was always obsessed with makeup and started at a really young age. My dads family is into art. So, besides drawing and painting, I would use makeup and be creative with it. Read more>>

Irene Huang

Food is my hobby and my passion. It’s pretty much on my mind every waking moment. I love that there are so many different flavors, textures, cultures, and how it brings people together. Read more>>

Dana Kayode

Makeup has always been something I enjoyed doing for fun. I am self-taught, so how I learned was through YouTube videos, Instagram/Snapchat tutorials, and for sure experience (i.e. trial-and-error). Read more>>

Taylor Mosley

I started my life + style website, What Taylor likes, to find the joy of my life.Our primary aim for this site is the find multiple subjects we are passionate about and discuss them with our readers. The joy of our life is ever-changing interests so it necessary to explore them! Read more>>

Kristin Carpenter

A few years ago, I started scrapbooking and making cards. My mom began crocheting and my aunt took up knitting. After a while, people started to tell us “hey, you should sell that!”. Read more>>

Shatha Tamimi

I love making women feel the extra confidence. While being in the beauty industry doing makeup for models got me into working in the modeling industry. I am a Hijabi model (modest model). I want to inspire women that beauty doesn’t consist of nudity, but more of natural modest beauty. Read more>>

Madison Henline

I have dabbled in yoga since high school, however, my practice was always inconsistent and noncommittal despite my mom being a yoga teacher. I began practicing daily about 7 years ago after a rough breakup. Being a single mother and working a high-stress job as a new neonatal nurse practitioner, it was the only thing that kept me sane. Read more>>

Marissa Covarrubias

I started creating art at 6 years old. That’s when I realized art was a true passion. I was very different than my fellow peers. I considered myself goth and still do. I fell in love with the horror and creepy genre at a young age keeping that interest to this day. Read more>>

Yary Carrillo

At a young age, I knew I had a passion for anything that was beauty related. After graduating high school and knowing exactly what my passion was, I wasted no time and enrolled in Beauty College, graduated, worked and got more experienced. Found myself going back to where it all started, Beauty college to answer any questions students had about the industry. I felt a sense of joy in being able to help, which led me to get my Texas Instructor license. Read more>>

Katy Roach

I grew up always loving clothes and anything to do with it. I had an older sister and would find myself in her closet more times than not, trying on endless amounts of clothes and seeing what paired together. As I grew up and went off to high school, I was introduced to a whole new amount of style and influence around me. I went to a fairly wealthy high school and I was one of the girls that was, well – not wealthy, lol! I felt so discouraged and kind of lost sight of my passion for fashion. Read more>>

Ash Meredith

I started working as a professional makeup artist about 6 years ago with a focus in Bridal and Beauty. Since then, artistic and editorial style makeup has truly become a passion and form of self expression for me. While I continue to freelance working with clients, social media has given me an amazing outlet for my art. Read more>>

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