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Trailblazers: Northwest 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 Northwest Dallas that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Audra Springer

When I was a sophomore in high school, an older friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go with her to a hair show in Austin. At the time I did not really know what I wanted to do after I graduated. After visiting the hair show I was instantly intrigued by the beauty industry. Read more>>

Madyson Jaide

My makeup career really started to take off freshman year. Everyone always asked me to do there makeup and thing for special events and that is what I have been doing ever since. I am a self taught
Artist but I am currently a senior in highschool studying to be a cosmetologist. Read more>>

Jasmine Carter and Devon Carter

Jasmine and Devon opened Vuestra Studio & Event Space after falling in love with events and photography. Jasmine launched her bridal line in January and worked with many photographers and vendors to plan amazing photo shoots. Read more>>

Adelayo Oyewo

I’ve always had an interest in fashion, clothing, shopping, etc. when I was younger. As I grew older, I was able to really see what styles I gravitated toward, though it was always changing. This is where “The Urban Message” comes into play. Read more>>

Talitha Ledet

For most of my career, I had the desire to create a business of my own that provided the same high quality of service, products and experience while working for a corporation. Being in education for much of my career, I have always been passionate about learning and research – Read more>>

Julia Berit

I am an influencer, plus size model and college student at the University of Oklahoma! I started out by doing small roles and extra work on the locally filmed show Queen of the South which sparked my love for working in the entertainment industry. Read more>>

Videllia Davis

Never in a million years did I think that one post would birth the blog and following that I have today. Today, I am a relationship and motivational blogger and frequently use my own relationship experiences to encourage and empower women all across the world. Read more>>

Sarah Todd

My first blue and gold piece sold in a school auction and I was overwhelmed with how many commissions I received for custom paintings. It got to the point where I was painting every weekend and evening just trying to keep up. So I stopped teaching in June of 2017 and spent the fall creating a series in the UK and France. Read more>>

Karla Olivares

I always had a passion for art. When I was younger, at about age 15, I would spend so much time in my mothers beauty salon. Finding myself intrigued by all things that pertained to making a woman feel beautiful. Read more>>

Nai Marslayy

I started off copying my mom doing hair. I always felt I had the drive and passion to build confidence and make people feel better about their selves. I started braiding professionally three years now. Read more>>

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