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Trailblazers: East Atlanta

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 thelp 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.

Kalen Jones

Starting a serious career in music was very hard for me because I had very low self-esteem. My main struggle was myself; I wasn’t confident enough, I didn’t believe I could be somebody for real. There were so many negative thoughts in my head that I put there myself. Read more>>

Kimberly Parks

I started as a team member for another State Farm Agency. When I interview candidates for my office, I chuckle, as I was sitting in their seat not too long ago and I had the help of some amazing people to get me where I am today. Read more>>

Norie Williams

I did my first freelance shoot in July 2017. Since then, I didn’t take it very seriously. I kept freelance modeling on and off. I wasn’t consistent until I decided to take it seriously recently. January 2019, I made it part of my resolution to become more serious. Read more>>

Jayda Moore

I knew that all along this was what I really wanted to do. After focusing on modeling majority of my college duration, my senior year I decided to take acting classes at Premier Actors Network with Dwayne Boyd, from there, I have met such great artists and friends who inspire and motivate me every day. Read more>>

Kenniqua Jones

I learned very early that you can’t share your vision with anyone, and expect them to see it as clearly as you. Even well-meaning family members will discourage you from growing, simply because they don’t see your blueprint. My advice would be to accept failure as part of the process. Read more>>

Urian Booze

I’ve been an artist since childhood. Always drawing, painting, singing, dancing, collaborating, building. My mom noticed my passions early on and helped me nurture them all. She provided any tool I needed to do what I loved so I’d have no excuse but to be great. Read more>>

Elisha Nain

Like any other overly ambitious artist, I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was six years old. My world was filled with many languages: English, Spanish, Patwa, Creole… and I didn’t know how to speak any of them. Read more>>

Crystele Seya

The idea for The Talk Is Chic Podcast originated from my experiences as a young adult combined with the new era of technology and social media that we live in. These days, most people don’t want to or don’t know how to communicate because of constantly being behind a phone or computer screen. Read more>>

Angie Chiappori

As a woman in this particular field, I think there is a lot of proving yourself and finding a balance between being just one of the guys and being a badass strong woman that brings something new to the table. Read more>>

Felisha Davis

When I was 19, I was completely lost in life. I had stopped going to college and was working a minimum wage job. Seeing all my peers in school and graduating, I felt like I was a failure. One day, I woke up and decided, I wanted a panty line. Read more>>

Janelle Spencer

I discovered my passion for all things culinary at an early age. Beginning at the age of 13, it was watching my Grandmother prepare big family meals in the kitchen, observing my mother bake cheesecakes and my God Father teaching me the basic techniques with cooking. Read more>>

Troya Morgan

There are times when I allow life circumstances to stand in my way, but in the same breath, after I finish sulking in my sorrow, I look at myself and say where did that get me, I’m done feeling down it’s time to get back right. Read more>>

Bianca Clinton

My great aunt taught me one day on her machine and the first thing I made was a pillow. That’s when it clicked – I could draw what I envisioned and then I could actually make it real. No one sat me down and said “this is what fashion design is”, but I grasped that concept on my own from a young age and began learning more about it. Read more>>

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