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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.

Candace Marshall

My advice would be to write out your goals with realistic time frames. But keep in mind that it may take much longer than planned. Never lose sight of your goal. When things get hard it is easy to get discouraged, but remember the reason you’re doing it all in the first place. Read more>>

Jennifer Ostman

I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a Yoga Teacher. Yoga is where my passion for health and wellness started. I completed my first Teacher Training program in 2009 at Gaia Flow Yoga in Addison, TX. I taught very physical classes for 3 years and then found my way to American Power Yoga in Dallas, where I completed a second Teacher Training program in 2012. My practice evolved and I decided that while I love teaching, it was not my desire to teach full time. Read more>>

Michelle Johnson

After more than 10 years of thinking about creating a skin care line, I decided to put aside excuses and go for it. My husband formulates and manufactures skin care products for his family owned business and I often shared my desire with him to develop products. I always felt discouraged when I would apply lotions and creams to my body and the hydration lasted about 5 minutes if I was lucky. Read more>>

Jana Moon

I’ve been interested in wellness since childhood. While still in primary school, a kind and wise chiropractor began to nurture that interest by teaching me about the structure and function of the body, and the art of being present with people. And growing up in the country, I felt an intuitive connection to all living things and an easy, natural understanding of the emotional body as it relates to the physical body. Read more>>

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