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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.

BreAnna Averette

My love for makeup started in 2014. I use to have my friend Christina do my makeup for my birthday and going out. I knew she was tired of me asking, so I learned how to do eyebrows and shortly after, I started doing my own makeup. It was in 2015 when I was at Grambling State University and my roommate, Christen, was a hairstylist and loved playing in makeup. Read more>>

Jasmine Pitts, Sarah Carter, Gabriel Goins, LaTasha Williams and Jemmiah Edwards

Snatchem’ Tribe is a women empowerment and networking company designed to help women snatch their dreams and goals by force! But before we officially became the Snatchem’ Tribe we started out as a group of friends who genuinely wanted to see each other succeed. It all started with our “Girls Night In”. Once a month each of us would take turns hosting GNI where we would discuss different topics such as relationships, fears, dreams and goals. Read more>>

Carla Hysell

My role is extremely rewarding. I have the privilege of seeing patients multiple times throughout the course of their treatment and observe the benefits of nutritional intervention. I find cancer patients to be an appreciative population for the help they receive at a time when they feel very vulnerable. Read more>>

Angelica Valiton

Immediately after graduating with my Masters in Communication Studies, I decided to go full time with my business and am pretty proud of where it has evolved throughout the years. If someone would’ve told me on my 15th birthday that I would be owning my own business and doing what I absolutely love, I would’ve laughed. Read more>>

Hillary Lewis

I am a mom of three young children, a practicing pediatrician and a self-described “education advocate.” I am a Dallas native, graduating from Highland Park High School. After nearly ten years in Houston for medical school at the University of Texas and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, I returned to Dallas in 2013. Read more>>

Devin M. Butler

JoyPop was birthed out of being a little bit bored, a little bit broke, and God pushing me to my purpose. I have always been a creative soul. I was the child in my room making, creating, coloring, designing. I was signing and cutting my clothes to make “new designs”. I earned a MA from NYU in Music and Vocal Performance. Read more>>

Lucy Haigan

I took my first photo back in August 2018. I started as a way to destress from school, work, and life. From that point, I continued to create with talented artists as well as my friends. I never thought it would turn into a passion I can’t live without today. Read more>>

Bethany Weinheimer and Michael Blinn

I am an ER Veterinarian in Plano. I grew up on a small farm in El Campo, Texas, the Home of the fighting Ricebirds. I have loved photography even from a young age. My inspiration to pick up a camera was my Uncle Jack. He would walk around our family’s holiday events with the multiple windup cameras taking candid shots, and I would follow closely behind taking pictures of the action. Read more>>

Jennifer Pham

My husband and I started Fat Straws in 2002 in Plano. We had just gotten married six months prior before entering our entrepreneurial journey. It is not an easy or a glamorous road but we would do it again in a heartbeat! Currently, we own four Fat Straws locations in Dallas, North Dallas, Plano, and Richardson. Read more>>

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