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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.

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>>

Vaztin Lee

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>>

Pajhe Danielle

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>>

Ebony Washington

I remember praying to God about a name for my future ‘dream’ nonprofit organization, and one day it hit me, ‘Chasing Grace’! In a time when everyone is chasing everything but God, I thought, we should really be seeking, no, Chasing His Grace! Read more>>

Bridgette Reed

Being a person that comes from a family entrepreneurs, starting and owning my own business came natural to me. I have always wanted to have my own business. When my daughter was conceived unexpectedly being that I was diagnosed with two conditions that caused infertility in women. Read more>>

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