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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.

Bianca Jones

I’m an Urban Romance author, who often dabbles in Contemporary Romance as well. I’m known for having mean, but very loving men in my books. In this industry, they are known as “Book baes”.I make sure I never leave a stone unturned unless I’m gearing up for a spin-off of the story. I interact with my reader’s group frequently. I think most readers love that. Read more>>

Rosemary Kindell

I love making baby clothes the most but I make anything from custom glasses to t-shirts. I love making custom tumblers. The look on people’s faces are so princely when they get their item, it’s amazing.It was hard knowing I wanted to work for myself and not knowing what I should do or how to start. October of last year was an eye-opener because that is when I turned 30 and the light bulb switched on. Read more>>

Lu-Ann Souffront

I invested a majority of my savings into starting a T-Shirt printing company, Live Lit Customs. I purchased all of my equipment and materials for my startup brand new and began looking for distributor companies, and researching as much about the industry as possible. I started off customizing T-Shirts and printing on various items like bags, hats, mugs. wine glasses and more. Read more>>

Kathryn McClinton

In 2006, I started teaching at Bryan Station Middle School in Lexington KY. I was teaching Language Arts in the Spanish Immersion magnet program, coaching the Step and Cheer team, compiling the yearbook and obtaining my Master’s degree from Georgetown College while trying to master the art of teaching. Read more>>

Lauren Gee

In 2014, I enrolled in Cosmetology school and graduated in 2016. I have been licensed ever since! If you know me, you know I don’t care to wear makeup just lashes and lipstick! In November 2018, I decided to launch MINK LASHES BY LO. The best decision I ever made. I take pride in my business and constantly brainstorm ideas to grow. Lashes are everything to me and they make the eye POP! Read more>>

Valencia Smith

As a teenager, I was fortunate enough to be part of an organization that helped me make healthy lifestyle decisions. An organization that was so influential that it helped shape me into the woman I am today. Unfortunately, it took some time for me to realize there was no feasible way to repay this organization other than, paying it forward. Read more>>

Jerrica Russaw

That year I stepped out of my comfort zone and started The Righteous Movement Women’s Ministry, and I published my first book, Life without Parole: the journey to freedom. (available on Amazon) The goal of everything that I do is to uplift and add a little sunshine to someone else’s life. Read more>>

Amber Lee

I would like to say my beginnings started from growing up in the kitchen with my grandmother and mother but as any business owner, we have unique stories to tell. At the age of 23 years old, I met a young man who now is my husband who gave me a little spark to find my way around the kitchen. Read more>>

Colette S. Knight

Today, I am working as a Production Supervisor -this position reports to the Production Manager & oversees all things logistics for the cast and crew. Together, we work closely to ensure that the film was delivered on time and on a budget! When I do my job successfully, it creates an environment for the creatives – Read more>>

Kendra Sims

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and is justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Read more>>

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