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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.

Leslie Alison

Leslie is from Birmingham, AL and is a graduate of Auburn University. She has an extensive dance background, from classical ballet to hip hop, leading the Auburn University dance team as Captain, and instructing high school dance teams across the country. Read more>>

Sharletta Hanks

Coffee Pops created by Sharletta in 2016 while watching one of her favorite morning time talk shows, The Wendy Williams Show. This invention came about due to her daily routine that normally involved turning her back to prepare her cup of coffee that became tedious due to the way she uses to make her coffee, as she would miss the most important segment of the show “Hot Topics”. Read more>>

Kimberly J

I started off as being a live model for a friend’s makeup demonstration or modeling for another friend’s clothing line. I didn’t take an interest in it until I realized that this was something that I could actually make a career out of. I began testing with different photographers, exploring the different types of modeling and figured out where in this industry, I could fit in. Read more>>

Shanterrial Harvey

Basically I’ve been singing all of my life. After graduating from Clark Atlanta University in 2012 with a degree in Music. I decided to move to California in hopes of getting better opportunities when it came to my music, but instead, more acting opportunities came my way. Read more>>

Sylvia Fountain

I am so happy with my decision and if I could tell every person in the world one thing it would be to “ Live in your truth and passion, once you take your leap of faith everything else will fall in line. It won’t be easy but it will all be worth it.” Read more>>

Kristen Sudge

I have been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was constantly taking pictures of family and friends. My first real photoshoot experience was seconding shooting a wedding at the age of eleven. It seems like I haven’t put my camera down since! For the next nine years of my life, I was still fascinated with photography. Read more>>

Vanessa Das

I’ve always been into skincare and taking care of myself. It just never dawned on me to create my own product. I’ve tried many different professions and none of them ever stuck to me. They didn’t drive me out my bed in the morning excited to seize the day or keep me up late at night thinking and planning how big this could be. Read more>>

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