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Trailblazers: North Dallas

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

Claire Belknap

They were not the standard glossy prints I was used to seeing, they were matte prints with a white border and I later came to learn that they were from a film camera. I ran home and told my parents about it and officially started saving for a film camera of my own. Read more>>

Andrea Bradshaw

I spent almost every free moment on weekends practicing and dragging my poor husband out to be my model for different locations. I look back at these pictures now and laugh because they are pretty terrible. But everyone has to start somewhere. Read more>>

Catherine Dismuke

I couldn’t have been more confused by the thought of pairing me with an IT company when my passion was from a communications/pop culture background. She started speaking my language when she told me about the commission structure (you truly get out of it what you put in) and how awesome the culture was. Read more>>

Jade Rogers

I graduated high school as a certified nursing assistant and went on to Grambling State University as a nursing major. After my first semester, I realized nursing was not for the field for me! I became a history major but had begun to study holistic healing on my own. I had started learning about energy, chakras, and crystals. Read more>>

Jchell Jones

It may have been rocky, but I hung in there hoping to change the thoughts of the designers. Since I have been in the industry, there are now a lot of plus size designers and now that my name and my company’s name is out there it has become easier. Read more>>

Puneeta Dighe

I want to be a part of an epidemic that prevents disease and allows people to be better instead of just “feel better.” I love the energy from sweating, eating and being well, and I want to invite individuals on their journey to loving themselves through a life of fitness. Read more>>

Stephanie Schenke

The fact that I am able to incorporate two of my favorite things into a career is a major plus for me! Not to mention, the fact that I can make people feel more confident and overall happier with themselves is very appealing. Read more>>

Tiara M. Tucker

Speak That! Movement was created to empower, entertain and connect business professionals and believers with words, media, events, and later novelties, such as my custom Speak That! Movement Empowerment Calendars. Both platforms allow me to support, empower and spotlight clients and others. Read more>>

Cameron Smith

I didn’t have much money but had this new passion to consistently create looks. I started thrifting and from there a world of possibilities started to arise. People would reach out to me asking to find them things similar to items that I had purchased. I started assisting friends and colleagues with styling for special events, assisted with building wardrobes and building confidence through style. Read more>>

Nathalie Almazan

Many see makeup as a form of vanity, or self-centeredness. I see it as enhancing inner beauty and boosting confidence in oneself and in others. My greatest reward is seeing my clients filled with happiness and radiating with confidence after a session with me. I hope to continue my journey as a freelancer and see how far my dreams will take me. Read more>>

Amanda Davis

I have always loved capturing memories in an image since I was a young girl. I would make sure my point and shoot camera were with me during all the fun travels and family events. My sisters and I would set up the self-timer and take lots of photos that way too! Looking back, I am so glad I have those fun, silly, priceless photos during those seasons of life. Read more>>

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