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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.

Nakia Stephens

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>>

Georgine Garcia

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>>

Toya Singletary

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>>

Amie Clark

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>>

Rachel Hill

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>>

DeAnna Butler

I’m the owner of Simply Produce LLC. But before we go into my vision for this business. Let me give you a little of why I started it. Read more>>

Kemiko Y. Lawrence

My business was birthed from my own personal journey. I have been on the path of wellness for as long as I can remember. I discovered yoga in my early thirties and have always leaned on the side of healthy eating. Read more>>

Jada Mylan Smith

About mid 2017 I started vlogging and I love doing them all. It creates a safe space where I can express myself to others. Giving the, a piece of my life And how I move about my day to day life. Read more>>

Rev. Katie O. Kilpatrick

I believe in the importance of showing love and helping each person to be the best person they can be based on their individual identity. I hope to teach these same values of not only tolerance – but genuine love and acceptance – to my students each day. Read more>>

Saga Bleu

I spent endless days and summer nights recording my voice. Of course, I had so many little girl dreams. Modeling, singer, attorney, teacher and a ballerina. Unfortunately, I only pursued modeling. Read more>>

Katrina K-Rock

I stared the Atlanta Underground Music Awards in July 2011, a premiere awards show here in Georgia. we did it once a year. Wanted to keep the name going and alive. So we stared stared A.U.M.A. RADIO, Georgia’s first Online BDS Radio Station in Georgia. Read more>>

Kelly Crosby

I’m an artist. I’m a painter, freelance writer and poet. I’ve been crazy about art ever since I was a little girl. But my art business began around 2012. I have been painting and selling my work for many years but the last recession made we realize that I should pursue my artistic dreams. Read more>>

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