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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.

Marie Lawrence

One day, I’m painting, the next I’m messing around on my keyboard, and the next I’m picking up pole dancing. Dance has been my one constant- the thing that I just never stopped doing! I ended up going to SMU on a full ride for dance, and I graduated last year with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Arts Management. Since graduating, I have been doing freelance work in the Dallas area. Read more>>

Melissa Macatee

A lot of planning for each trip was crucial to be sure I knew where I was going and what I was looking for, the weather did not always cooperate. I took about half of the road trips by myself, my husband accompanied me on quite a few and my son was my copilot for a trip that followed a tour of the Shiner brewery. Read more>>

Maria Villarreal

The hardest part I ever had to do was leave my family behind, but moving to a city 10x bigger then what you were raised in made me feel like anything was possible. At the end of the day, I had my own little family cheering me along the way and that was more than enough for me. Remember anything is possible! Read more>>

Lisa Marks

Hometown represents our faith, family and community. Mercantile represents a vintage traditional collection everyone can connect with. The bicycle represents our life long journey with a flower basket full of all the colorful blessings we find along the way. I hope you enjoy the journey, connect and find all the abundant blessings there are to offer in my shop. Read more>>

Elizabeth Scrivner

I have a passion as well to teach and coach clients by using accountability and goal setting to be their best selves. Some of my favorite clients just need a safe space to say what we may be all want to say at times but are unsure of how to say it or where to say it. Read more>>

Kelcee Guyton

Here I am today, branding my business, growing and honoring God in everything I do. I am so grateful to God for giving me the ability to do what I love and share it with the world. Read more>>

Danielle Fork

I’ve continued to do this over the years and have expanded my portfolio to mission trips, non-profits, social events, small weddings, parades and more. I spend a lot of time taking photos at sporting events, backyard BBQ’s, gatherings with friends… the list goes on. I really mean it when I say I look to capture the beauty in everyday moments. Read more>>

Ruby Hannah Martin and Laci Bracewell

As small as the space was, our passion and drive overcame the cramped quarters and we began selling to the local community. Within just a few short months our business had made a big splash into the world of social media; where to this day our following far exceeds the population of our hometowns, combined. Read more>>

Marilyn Velazquez

I had 15 credit hours left until I received my Associates in Arts, I just needed to pick my classes (luckily, they were all electives). I had no idea what to choose. So, I told my advisor to pick whatever he seemed fit for me. After a few minutes of discussing my hobbies and my likes and dislikes, we finally got the last credit hours chosen. No big deal. Read more>>

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