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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.

Karla Nivens

My parents founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization called Love Ministries and I didn’t grow up with the choice “not” to serve. My Mom gave me tasks and taught me how to plan events for Love Ministries during my upbringing. My parents really prepared me for my future as I was growing up. I have two brothers. Read more>>

Sabrina Willis

I am a native of St. Louis, MO, currently residing in Frisco, TX with my husband Jerome. I am a 2x Author of “The Journey” 30 Days of Victorious Thoughts through Prayer and Power Scriptures and “Live Your Life Don’t Settle”. I am a Certified Life Coach. I love to empower, encourage and motivate others to go after their dreams and not settle in life. Read more>>

Hannah Isabelle

Two years ago, I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to live closer to my family in Dallas. All I knew was California. If you would have told me two years ago that I was making the best decision of my life, I don’t think I would have believed you. October of 2017, I decided to participate in a drawing challenge called Inktober. Inktober is a month-long art challenge created by the artist Jake Parker. Read more>>

Lindsey McNally

I’ve always loved all kinds of art. Growing up, I would paint, draw, throw pottery, take photos, make short films on my dad’s camcorder, and write poetry. I felt like when I created things I was somehow contributing to the beauty of the world, along with other artists. So, in college, I decided to continue down an artistic path and major in film. Read more>>

Laina Bridges

I recently experienced a tumultuous, extended, and “domestically inappropriate” divorce with my ex-husband of almost six years of dating/marriage. With the divorce, I found myself so empty inside and not even knowing myself or my purpose of life at 31 years old. Read more>>

Ashley Nesbitt

I have realized that most people spend their entire life striving to obtain a version of who they want to be, a specific lifestyle and never take time to truly live and enjoy the life they have. I started my journey doing everything I thought I was supposed to do to be successful. Read more>>

Michelle Nirumandrad

When I was in college, I made the thoughtlessly benign comment, “I’ve always wanted to go skydiving” which started my life on a course-correcting journey to becoming a professional jumper and the first aerial artist. As my Dad has often said, my head has always been in the clouds. But when I started jumping, euphemism became my reality and my infatuation with the wind only grew. Read more>>

Daizsa Preston

Gems by Dai started shortly after I graduated college back in 2015. I was doing a lot of traveling at the time and exploring different cities while documenting my experiences on social media. Throughout that year, I started to spark some interest & got feedback from people asking me for recommendations. Read more>>

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