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

Celene Stanley

I was Student Body President, head of the Prom committee, on the volleyball, basketball, and soccer team, AB Honor Roll up until Junior Year – when I began getting a few C’s and received the Good Citizenship award my Freshman year… but I digress. Read more>>

Amy KC Clough

I assisted for ten months and went on the floor as a junior colorist at the Lovers Ln. location. I was an educator and senior colorist for the salon for six years. The Loft at Osgood Oneil then opened which was an opportunity for me to jump into my goal of being an independent colorist/business owner while still being in the same location. Read more>>

Gabriela Vazquez

I started putting outfits together from what I already had in my closet, I wanted to share my style and shopping tricks with others. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on different outfits in order to have a great one. Read more>>

Berenice Peña

I will always be thankful for the day she made me realize what my true passion was. She then included me in a runway show she hosted in July 2015. I eventually started freelancing and creating a name for myself, even teaching one on one and group courses. Read more>>

Bailey McWhorter

I think my love for food pushed me to go into the restaurant industry. I started out at 15 years old, hosting and bussing tables in a few restaurants. I moved on to serving, then bartending, and later was a bar manager. The restaurant and bar industry is not easy. The late nights, early mornings, and constant dealing with the public take a huge toll on your mental and physical state. Read more>>

Mylan Nguyen

Mylan Nguyen is an artist of Vietnamese and Mexican descent currently living and working in Oak Cliff, where she was born and raised. Her current creative practice includes ceramics, illustration, and installation work. She works at We Are 1976, a letterpress and gift shop that supports independent artists. Read more>>

Dr. Mary Beth Annas

We know that through regular principled chiropractic care, your body will do what it’s designed to do. And when our bodies do what they are designed to do, everybody, no matter the age, can have the very best health and live in their PRIME! Read more>>

Lily Taylor

I spent the 80s in Cambridge and Lincoln, MA, the 90s in Dallas, TX, the early aughts in Santa Fe, NM, the last of my twenties in San Francisco, CA, and the first part of my thirties in Denton, TX. I’ve been in Dallas the last 4 years with my husband, new media artist and educator, Sean Miller. Read more>>

Monroe La’Paislie

I started my makeup career with just a desire to be able and beat my own face! I wanted to be able to look like the instagram models with the contoured face and nicely shaped eyebrows. When I was pregnant with my first child I had a lot of time on my hands because I was alone during this pregnancy. Read more>>

Rosa Langley

In 2015 I was hired as the Director of Development for Dallas Contemporary, which is in the Design District. My current position provides opportunities to engage with artists and patrons, and to connect to the contemporary art scene as it grows and evolves here in Dallas. Read more>>

Aime Ramirez

I told my manager at the time, that I wanted to do something different, I just felt stuck and she told me about someone she used to work with was going to open up a SEPHORA inside jcpenney. Read more>>

Lisa Robertson

What makes Craft & Company so special is how we treat our clients and each other. We are a family, and we feel that when a client comes to the salon, they are in our home, and we welcome them as such. Read more>>

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