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.
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>>
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>>
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>>