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

Meredith Crawford

My name is Meredith Crawford and I’ve been playing the East Texas/Dallas music scene since 2015. I started venturing into music when I was 11 by singing in choir, which led to singing old classic country through my early teen years on the Opry circuit, which eventually led to songwriting and guitar in my later teen years. Read more>>

Raeka Panda

I create a New Generation Ayurveda based skincare line that features the World’s ONLY Turmeric peel-off masks. We focus on using unique Indian ingredients by bringing them to the forefront with clean beauty formulations. Read more>

Anna Mazaikina

I became a vintage dealer because of my love of fashion and my passion for jewelry and antiques. It is unbelievable what gems you can find at vintage fairs and fashion galleries. Only genuine pieces become a part of my collection and can be proudly displayed at any museum. In fact, one of my greatest ambitions is to open the museum of vintage jewelry and share its striking beauty with the world. Read more>>

Zaveara Parker

I started wondering if there was a market for other wanting to test out the WFPB lifestyle and maybe help themselves through diet and nutrition, an alternative to traditional medicine or even coupled with it. Since then, things have taken off and the Vegan/WFPB lifestyle is growing in popularity. Read more>>

Victoria Samone

I’ve always had the dream of owning my own event space, I began working hard to make that dream come true. In the Summer of 2018, I opened For the Culture studios, a 1,000 square foot event space and art gallery. This spring I opened a bigger and better studio right down the street from the original location. Read more>>

Shequitha Mohammed

Iv been braiding on and off for about 15 years. Braiding is one of the many things I love to do. I braid my niece hair all the time and just taught myself how to braid for the new trend such as feedin braids lemonade braids, etc. my friend said I should post my work and when I started to do that business took off. So super excited to see what the future holds. Read more>>

Melanie Crawford

I always knew I wanted to help others but never knew in what aspect. I started off working as a Camp Counselor at the Park South YMCA at 19 years old and fell in love with children. Now, I have been working with DISD for four years as a SPED Inclusion Teacher Assistant. I love my job but I wanted to impact children’s lives on a whole level, so thats’ when I decided to start my own Non-Profit organization. Read more>>

Rebecca Soto

You know you love your career when you want to invest in any type of class, boot camps or even online education courses. I’m so happy to have amazingly discovered my passion for hair color and loving every minute of it, I enjoy meeting new people hearing their stories while working on their hair and enhancing their natural beauty. Read more>>

Reginald & Danielle Samuel

Our passion to help children succeed coupled with our knowledge of best practices and education has turned into a progressively needs-based innovative tutoring program that both children and parents are desperately seeking in order to position their children for success. Our goal is to build confidence and knowledge in every student we serve. Read more>>

Krystal Wagner

As of today, I am working on mastering my craft in the best way possible and satisfying my current clients. I am open to collaborations with other local business here in Dallas, TX and surrounding cities as I follow this road to entrepreneurship and successful ventures within my Hair Brand and what I do for my clients. Read more>>

Alessandra Wheeler

I didn’t have the money to hire a designer back then but a lot of my friends in college were designers so they would help me out here and there. Over the years, my YouTube channel helped my development in videography and branding. Over the span of the next two years, I just sat under my friends and the public relations department of my university to learn what I could since I was a biology major. Read more>>

Paige Monecé

I loved art for a very long time. I pretty sure since Pre-K… I was in all sorts of art programs/ shows. I know I wanted to do something creative once I graduated but I didn’t know what. So, it’s my sophomore year of high school at Duncanville and I had to choose an elective. Read more>>

Hathor Hendrix

My arts were encouraged as hobbies, not as careers. I came from a long line of entrepreneurs who believed more in hard work than in dreaming so when the time came to decide I went to law school. As fortune would have it, I had an experience with the law that completely changed the way I saw morality in the justice system as well as the blind faith I once had in it. Read more>>

Maria Rodriguez

I was born in Mexico. At the age of 18, I came to the United States with a lot of dreams and goals to accomplish. When I was little my parents always told me that if I wanted to reach a goal I needed to work hard. I studied Beauty, Computer Information Management. I also have a small YouTube channel where I upload my beauty tutorials and sometimes companies send me makeup to do reviews. My husband and daughter are the support in my life that keep me going. Read more>>

RaSheena Hern and Chaundra Turner

We love reaching to women, men, and children and making them beautiful from the inside out, its a dream come true. We plan to strive not only in the beauty industry but in the Dallas community and eventually the world with our love for people. We are forever grateful for what has come and truly excited and already thankful for what is to come in the future. Read more>>

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