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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.

Jasmine Murray

I began my career journey actually wanting to become an accountant. After completing an accounting program at Emory University, I realized that my talent was actually in more of a creative space. I entered Spelman College as an economics major and struggled to make a “C” in just one course. Read more>>

Zak Jemmott

“Let A MuthaF*cka Know” is something my family would say when telling stories about work and having to create boundaries with people who think they can tell you more about yourself than you can. Read more>>

Taylor Deathridge

I started doing hair in Atlanta while I was in college. I did hair as a side job in my dorm room at Spelman College. After graduating, I then went on to cosmetology school and obtained my master cosmetology license. I started taking clients at my apartment while I worked full time. Read more>>

Taylor Wesley

From a very young age, I was diagnosed as having a Mental Illness. The word “Illness” to me communicates that someone is sick, or not normal. Anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, you name it, I was diagnosed with it. I constantly was trying to “fix” myself. Read more>>

NIkki Payne

Often times, low self-confidence comes from how a woman views herself but once she realizes that there are certain things that she can do to take control of her appearance her self-esteem rises. That is the entire mission of Vain Bodies By Nikki. Read more>>

Kimberly Sundt

My career has in one way or another, been mostly in communication: marketing, branding, fundraising, public relations. With advertising and PR Firms, Non-Profits, Event Management, In-house, Hotels, Spa, Retail, Interior Design – I’ve done a lot of different things and worked in a lot of different areas. Read more>>

McKenzie Jones

Being from small town Columbus, MS, I have grown up being a bulldog fan. That is what led me to go to college at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. I have always been interested in fashion, so I decided to take a fashion seminar class there my freshman year. Read more>>

Ashliegh Powell

Growing up, I’ve always known I will become a business owner. Most days, I did feel discouraged and felt like there was no way I can be successful. I constantly convince myself that I am a go-getter. Read more>>

Kyndra Donelson

I started back in 2008, in My dorm room pioneering handmade digital pieces for My friends just for fun. I turned that hobby into a business in 2010 making exclusive custom pieces for celebrities, retail stores, and television shows. Read more>>

Tina Smith

I got my start in photography during high school. I took a photojournalism class my senior year – shooting, editing and developing my own pictures in the darkroom. During this time, I was hooked and feel in love! Read more>>

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