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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.

Chrissy Brimmage

My first interest was writing. Then I wanted to try making music, decorating cakes, making clothes, graphic design, food photography… whatever I could get my hands on. So I think it was just a natural progression that I would eventually try drawing, sculpting, and everything else that I’m doing now. Read more>>

Rhonda Yearwood

Imagine dealing with a wedding coordinator for over a year to discuss every detail of your wedding only to have her disappear as soon as you walk down the aisle. After this devastation, Rhonda felt that no one else should have to experience what she went through. Read more>> 

LC Mungin

The Momtrepreneur on the go!!! Lawd where do I begin!!!! My humble beginnings started many moons ago in South Florida where I was born. From there I moved to different states as a result of my father’s enlistment in the Military. Read more>>

Marci Scharko

I began researching about ingredients, skin types, herbs and essential oils. I checked out every available book from the library, read every online medical journal articles I could find and set out with $50 and bought a few oils, lye and a stick blender from the thrift store. Read more>>

Tara Evans

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 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>>

angela woodley

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>>

Mercedes Kirkland-Doyle

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>>

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>>

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