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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.

Cathy Nugent

However, with my love for hosting, design and styling spaces, I think my heart always knew that it didn’t want to be limited to only weddings. So after years of planning beautiful weddings under Cathy Nugent Weddings, being featured in numerous online and print publications. Read more>>

Jennifer (Jen) Pedersen

This journey officially started for me as a bored stay at home mom to two amazing little girls. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, baking and flexing my creativity muscle. One day, I made a tray of treats for my husband to share with his coworkers just for fun. Read more>>

Monica Barrera

The art theories and philosophies I learned reignited the passion I had burning in me to create more intensely than I had in years. For the past few years I have created as much as I can, have made goals for myself. Read more>>

Crystal Orosco Montiel

People are always shocked when they hear my history with makeup. I was a tomboy growing up, raised with boys, dresssing in oversized garments and hanging with “the guys”. Read more>>

Nne’Tasha Ochuru

I started with the idea of wanting to get paid for being creative. At 17 I’d graduated high school and went straight into college like your “supposed” to do, right?! So I started my first semester of classes and found out quickly that this wasn’t for me.I needed something more. Read more>>

Ane Lowe

While I was working in the financial services industry, I created a food and travel blog as a creative outlet. This was around the time blogs were becoming more popular and people were making money via ads, but before the whole “Influencer” industry took off. Read more>>

Alexandria Warfield

I always knew I wanted to become an entertainer. I took ballet, tap and jazz lessons starting at age three. From there, I was involved in multiple church and school productions. I really started taking it serious, when I decided to major in Theatre while attending Sam Houston State University. Read more>>

Jamie Kelly

For the natural haired, black beauty that needs 3c natural hair tips and anyone looking for encouragement. I really just want to inspire and encourage other women that imperfect lives are still worth living and loving! Read more>>

Madison Ehin

From social media training, a small business monthly monitoring, and company branding, I help businesses connect with their ideal customer and increase revenue in the digital marketplace. Read more>>

Vaishali Verma

Playing dress up started pretty early in my life. Thanks to my Mum, she loved to buy me nice footwears and dresses. So, it came naturally for me to look out for what is trending and how to dress in your unique way. While I started working as a full-time Software Engineer. Read more>>

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