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.
Photography has always been my passion. I always loved to capture life’s precious moments through the lens of my camera. My first camera was a Polaroid that my grandmother owned, from there to a throw away camera ..lol. Read more>>
Cassandra F Rainey
I taught Children’s Bible Study as well. I was excited about where I was at that time because I loved being behind the scenes. Since I believed I was in a good place, it never really dawned on me that the Lord would be requiring more of me. Read more>>
My love for all types of genres was very real. Living in the Bronx, my middle sister always wanted to be a singer and I absolutely loved her voice so I always encouraged her to sing. I was very supportive of her becoming a “superstar” in the music industry. Read more>>
Alexa Forniss BSN, RN, CCRN
At a very early age I knew I wanted to help others. I was drawn to the field of nursing from the moment I volunteered at a nursing home in high school through a student organization for future healthcare professionals called Health Occupational Student of America (HOSA). Read more>>
I started feeding the homeless and the hungry when I prepared to make Confirmation in my Catholic church during my teenage years. I fell in love with the feeling of helping others but most importantly I was exposed to various living conditions, I knew in my heart were wrong, and was challenged to do my part. Read more>>
By the grace of God, I have cultivated a tribe that is also dedicated to creating art with a purpose greater than self. It has NOT been an easy journey but with my tribe, faith in God’s plan for my career, and an incredible work ethic, I have been able to produce award-winning work. Read more>>
I started in 2015 in my extra one bedroom I had at the time. I would go out to clubs,gatherings, and would always get compliments. Like “oh where you get that? That’s Hot or that’s cute” That’s how I came up with the name in 2015. Read more>>
My makeup journey began when I went through a very difficult time in my marriage that had be questions myself. I felt like i lost alot, a one of the biggest lost, was myself. I felt so emotionally down and drained, the only thing I could change was my physical appearance. Read more>>
All of the time I spent in a cubicle working with spreadsheets and graphs and sifting through 100 emails a day, I longed for something more. I wanted a job where I could be the real me, the creative me. Read more>>
April DiscoGoddess Whitaker
The term 1Love 1House is rooted from House Music. House Music was born in Chicago as well as this production company and TV show. We encourage people (especially youth) to embrace non violent and non degrading music while advocating House Music. Read more>>
I had the “life” that you’re supposed to have. Go to college, get a degree(s), get a ‘good’ job, meet a nice guy, marriage – you know the narrative. Read more>>