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Trailblazers: College Park

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

Rasheda White

Starting a business that involved helping other entrepreneurs establish themselves, was the best way for me to accomplish this. In the process of getting my own business off the ground, I realized there were so many other processes that needed to take place before a business could become official. Read more>>

Dr. Erica Breann McCrae

I started working at the age of 15, so I could take care of myself and not be a burden on my mom. I graduated from high school with honors and went to college three times to obtain three degrees. I have been working for AT&T/Cricket for nine years right out of undergrad. Read more>>

Autumn Leaves

I had a substantial amount of money in the bank for more than a rainy day. I was in the progress of purchasing my first home. I just felt like it just wasn’t enough. I never really felt like my destiny was being fulfilled I wasn’t sure of what I could do to feel complete. Read more>>

Krystal McMath and Myya Jackson

People were encouraging us to make a profit, so we kind of just talked about it and did our own thing. Right now we are a traveling business and do not have the main space. Our dream is to one day, own a land where events can be held. Read more>>

Dr. Eva Beaulieu

My patients know me as Dr. Eva. I am a board certified Internal Medicine Hospitalist based in Atlanta. I grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and came to the United States at the age of 14. This journey hasn’t been easy as I had to master a new language and adjust to a new culture. Read more>>

Chiomma Hall

I always felt excited to show my work in hopes of becoming a “real” artist. It wasn’t until I got a little older than I would keep it to myself as my form of self-care and support. The only reason people see my work today is because I have an amazing group of friends who told me I needed to share my passion. Read more>>

Sophia Reed

I have a degree in counseling, a Ph.D., and I am a National Certified Counselor. And because of what I went through, I teach women to slay in the most affordable way possible. I help women in fashion, hair, beauty, job advice, relationship advice, and even faith. Read more>>

Karee Boogie Augustus

The people you want to work with and mentor you; observe how they do business, how do they treat themselves, how do they treat others, do they take their own advice. You can get advice from a bum off the street that can change your life, chew the meat and spit out the bones if you will. Read more>>

Mckenzie Owens

I think if you are going to do something you love, go full force. Enjoying what you’re creating is even more important. Having a great support system through friends and family is beneficial!! Patchwork Gypsy wouldn’t be what it is today without the immense love and kindness stemming from my friends and family and even strangers who contact me. Read more>>

Caren Stansell

Later in my life after experiencing the corporate cubicle world, I realized I was unhappy and did not want to spend my time in a job that I did not love. I decided to go back to school and art was the path I chose. Hard work and determination along with mentors that I still hear from, I recently finished with my MFA in the fall of last year. Read more>>

Cynthia Jones

I was now able to fully focus on my clients and getting more clients while also receiving some type of unemployment which I would’ve never gotten if I would’ve just walked out. So, things weren’t so bad after all, I gave myself three months to build my clientele before I would start looking for another job. And with some trials and tribulations, I became the proud owner of Fabulously Fit. Read more>>

Valeria Sanchez and Belkys Perez

Through the years, she has developed recipes and expanded the menu of the business in an effort to broaden the options for the sweet consumer. After hurricane Maria hit the island, she had to relocate to Riverdale with her mother. Now, under Georgia’s Cottage Food Law, she is operating La Dolce Madness from home with Belkys. Also, she is the artist behind MujercitasPR drawing collection. Read more>>

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