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Trailblazers: Buckhead

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 Buckhead that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Peace Odigha

I continued doing my own hair and I got so many compliments, then people would ask me to do their hair, it slowly became a source of income for me, also people loved how I did my makeup so doing hair/makeup turned into my small business now known as SOULBEAUTYGLAM. Read more>>

Jody Stephenson

I would never have imagined the impact SitterTree would have on families and sitters in Atlanta. The opportunity to give new moms the peace of mind in booking a sitter is a incredibly satisfying work. Likewise, to provide flexible jobs for college students who need to support themselves. Read more>>

Emme

I’ve been called the Godmother of the body pos advocacy movement (Thank you O, Oprah Magazine) and started in the modeling industry at the ripe age of 26 in 1989! On a whim on my lunch hour, I visited a modeling agency that had been interviewed by an in-flight magazine. Read more>>

Lily Wagoner and Norah Wagoner

TWIST By W started in August of 2016 when I needed a gift and couldn’t get in contact with a local jewelry designer. Norah and I then decided that it would be fun to design and create jewelry on our own. We took out a small loan from our parents and quickly found a way to pay them back and generate our own revenue. Read more>>

Karri Turner

I am the product of a grandmother who did “private homework” cleaning homes for wealthy white people and a mother who worked as a maid and laundry room attendant in a local Las Vegas hotel. I am also the product of a God who defies norms and will take those who the world has thrown away. Read more>>

Adabelle Buntrock

My blog also focuses on lifestyle content and recently I have started incorporating “baby and maternity” posts due to my pregnancy. I have changed so much in the past year. I went from being super shy to putting myself out there without any filter and networking and meeting different people. Read more>>

Erin Reese

Having a full-time now gives me the ability to try and focus on getting back on track with creating something of my own. So aside from Carter’s I am currently designing a men’s and women’s clothing line with two other partners called GRAIL. Read more>>

Katie Jones

I have always loved art in various forms. I began dancing at age five and developed an interest in painting as early as elementary school. I have been interested in owning an art gallery since my sophomore year in college but never thought I would be owning a gallery in Buckhead at age twenty-three. Read more>>

Jennifer Love

As a young girl traveling the world, living in Paris, France, Niger, Cameroon, Amsterdam, and London. I remember the unique and sophisticated pieces of clothing women wore. The prints of the fabric to the cut and watching how it made them feel when they walked out. It was like watching glamorous stars on the red carpet. That inspired me to want to learn more about fashion. However, that did not happen, it seems that things changed and I lost sight of my love for fashion and started to work at a Nuclear Plants, as an Industrial Painter one year after I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Psychology. Read more>>

Alana Buffington

I never dreamed it would actually come to life! Ever since college I’ve dabbled in friends family photos but then 2 years ago I finally took the plunge and jumped into lifestyle and wedding photography. It’s been such a fun and humbling experience and I’m excited to see how I continue to grow and be challenged for years to come! Read more>>

Mariah Mirchandani

While I love being a sahm more than anything in the world, it can also get quite lonely. My days and nights are dictated by little humans who I cannot communicate with except by many repetitions and gestures. I realized I needed a place dedicated to myself, an outlet to express my passions in life. Read more>

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