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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.

Whitney Phillips

From a young age, growing up in Hinesville, Georgia, I always knew that I wanted to be an inspiration to other people, whether it be one person or one million. I specifically wanted women to look at me and realize that there is a way you can respectfully carry yourself and still become successful. Read more>>

Tiara Nicole

I originally began my career as a recording artist. At the age of 19, I was signed to Grind Time Official/Grand Hustle which was a label owned by Killer Mike under T.I.’s Grand Hustle brand. I had a bit of success with my debut album “Independent” and was even able to score a couple of features with Atlanta. Read more>>

Kamika Morris

I grew up in a small city called Portmore in St. Catherine, Jamaica and moved to the states straight to Atlanta in 2012 at the age of 17. After moving to a whole new country and city, I always felt out of place. I slowly started becoming interested In the beauty world. Read more>>

Carissa Kranz

I am a lawyer, professional ballerina, TV host, former prosecutor, author, and entrepreneur. But perhaps my biggest identity claim, that I only recently felt entitled to confidently own, is that I am a vegan from birth! While raising kids vegan is more normal today. Read more>>

Maryellen Bishop

I’ve always been called to serve people, in one form or another. I spent 9 years waiting tables, hostessing and bartending at Houston’s restaurant. I started my senior year of high school at Westminster, and continued through college at Georgia Tech, then later while going back to school for some pre-med courses. Read more>>

Loria Crews

My academic school years were not easy for me. As an only child, my parents got divorced when I was in second grade. My mother was a Korean immigrant to the United States and needed support from her family when my parents separated. So I grew up in a single parent home. Read more>>

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