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Trailblazers: Plano

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 Plano that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Heather King

I share my heart behind fashion, my faith, and the things that I love and am passionate about in hopes that one person will find it, find comfort and know that they are known, loved and cherished. At the end of the day I write to encourage others and help them know that they are made for such a time as this. Read more>>

Ayden Gotzmer

My photographic journey began in high school. Growing up on my parent’s secluded eleven-acre land nestled in a national park, I learned to use my imagination to keep me company because as you can imagine, there weren’t many people around! Read more>>

Jeni Eberhard

I’ve known that I wanted to teach theatre. Yes, I love performing–but I also love working with youth and watching the theatre bug bite! It’s amazing to me that I get to fuse two of my passions together each day, theatre and youth–and actually get paid for it! Read more>>

Tanecia Lewis

My inspiration came from watching my mom, but it wasn’t until I did my very first makeup application in college that let me know that being a makeup artist was my calling. There was a girl that stayed in the dorms with me and she had this scar on her face. Read more>>

Nafisa Dharamsi

I found I truly enjoyed this- meeting new people and helping old friends and family find just the right home. It is rewarding to see them either raise their families in these houses or grow their wealth through acquiring rental properties. Read more>>

Candice Dawson

In our family, we love celebrating holidays and go all out with decorating our home. My husband and I had been introducing our children to Black history and giving them short lessons and activities centered on historical figures. Read more>>

Kendra James-Anderson

Like many, my goal was to graduate from a great University, climb the corporate ladder and get a big executive position with a healthy salary and nice title. And after graduating from Clemson University, climbing the corporate ladder for 10 years. Read more>>

Faith Long

The more i learned and practiced only made me want to learn more and become better every day. My friends and family started asking me to do their makeup which really boosted me knowing other people believed in me and saw my talent. Read more>>

Dynette A. Davis, ABD

I initially entered the field of education as a kindergarten teacher in the Roseland community, on the Southside of Chicago IL. It was in that building that I developed a strong passion for education. While continuing my work as a classroom teacher. Read more>>

DeAmber Perkins

It all started with my passion for food and travel. I enjoy trying new foods and exploring around the city with my boyfriend and it has become my hobby. I got the idea of becoming a food blogger from various food bloggers on Instagram. Read more>>

Arrica B. Lagsding

Over the years I have dreamed about opening a dance studio. By dreamed I mean I spent my spare time drafting business plans and researching studio aesthetics. Those dreams very quickly became reality during one of my spare moment internet research sessions. Read more>>

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