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.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
I found myself fearfully moving out of I what I was called to do, which is empower women… but God always guided me back here. I started learning natural hair and natural hair techniques at a very early age, 15 to be exact. Read more>>
I discovered I was interested in cooking. I watched my parents cooked all the time and it was something about it that grasp my attention. I begin to be very hands-on in the kitchen and soon begin buying cookbooks to learn and master different recipes. Read more>>