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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.

Meg Tripoli

Growing up, our family often relocated due to my father’s job. This quasi-nomadic lifestyle allowed me to meet new people and have new experiences, however, I often felt an outsider being the new girl to school having not had those special relationships with people you “grow up”. Read more>>

Aisha Chatman

After experiencing cystic acne and having oily skin breakouts around my junior year in high school, I began to seek professional care for my skin, changing my eating habits, and developing an at-home skincare regimen. Around this time, I also began to develop a deeper interest in makeup. Read more>>

Stacy Suarez

I’ve always been drawn to beauty, fashion, and staying up with trends. Creating outfits and different looks with my own style has always been my favorite part of being a girl. I am a firm believer that when you look good, you feel good about yourself, and that is exactly what fashion does for me. Read more>>

Millie Afeame

I lived in a very populated neighborhood growing up as a young girl and there was one function or the other every weekend in my neighborhood. I think it is safe to say it was a very safe and close-knitted neighborhood because we all knew each other and by virtue of that. Read more>>

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