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Trailblazers: Irving

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

Makayla Dessivia

I am the owner and creative director of dessiVISION Media LLC. I grew up in a small town in West Texas called Abilene. Growing up, I always found myself creating in the technical aspect of things at home. From making music, radio shows, music videos, and throwing concerts in the living room for my family. I was an only child until I was 11 so needless to say, I had to keep myself entertained. Read more>>

Anjali Patel

I started this out as a hobby, to share what I like doing as a pastime. However, as time went on it became so much more to me. It became a way for me to share the importance of Mental Health. I began to use my blog as a platform for Mental Health Awareness and the importance of making yourself a priority. Read more>>

Ashley Archer

I have always been the go to shopping buddy for my friends. Ever since I could remember, I would help those around me to pick outfits for special occasions and even help them sort through and organize their closets. I honestly never thought much of my skill though. Read more>>

Jennie Ordaz

Hair dressing was actually not my original game plan when it came to my career. I stumbled across it spontaneously and I am so glad that I got up that morning and decided to go tour cosmetology schools for fun. I had started my pre-requisite classes at a community college. Read more>>

Norma Liz Guzman

I started out working in the Real Estate world in 2012 as a leasing consultant after meeting someone who thought I would be great fit for the position based on my personality. I started out with no experience whatsoever and quickly learned the business of property management. Read more>>

Sydnie Herbert

In 2017, I got my dream job of being a Flight Attendant. Halfway through flight attendant training, I met Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome himself, we fell in love and the rest was history. After training, we were based in Detroit, Michigan together and I struggled with the adjustment of my new lifestyle. Read more>>

Jo Ann Goin

Glory House began as an idea in late 1999. I was working in a large restaurant as the front of the house manager and one day had a word from God that I should start a catering company. In December 1999, I had a tax ID number, was set up as an LLC and I was on my way. Read more>>

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