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Trailblazers: Downtown

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

Natasha Gisela

Confidently Healthy started as a blog + youtube channel that speaks about beauty, health, and entrepreneurship with the goal of inspiring others to live a Confidently Healthy life in the mind, body, and spirit. Read more>>

Nikki Turner

It was September 11, 2001. I was several years deep into my career as an engineer so desperately wanting to transition from a technical field into a business management position. Read more>>

Uncle Bree

My story starts In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A place where for some reason people are surprised black people live there lol. I was the weird and quiet middle child that could always be found sketching people that inspired her. Read more>>

Mericia Young

At the age of 4, I began playing with barbie dolls. My Godmother taught me how to do braids and different styles on their heads. Throughout middle school and high school. Read more>>

Bria’ Sanders

My fascination with fashion began when I was around eight years old. Up until college my entire life was about golf and I was actually on the road to becoming a professional golfer. Read more>>

Kia Jones

I have honestly always had a distorted body image which caused me to be insecure concerning my weight and how I viewed myself from a young age. Growing up I was always curvier than others at school and among my sisters. Read more>>

Myah J.

I’m a female artist born in Alabama but reside in Atlanta Ga. Even though I’m from such a small town I was still able to dream big enough and to go after everything I wanted. I was a mother as teen but I couldn’t let that stop me. Read more>>

Rachelle Wilson

I never saw myself settling in one place. In fact, I never saw myself pursuing a traditional life in any way. When I first moved to Atlanta from the smaller town of Macon at 18, it was in hopes of discovering a bigger way of life. Read more>>

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