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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.

Mirakle Stillman

Most people consider me a workaholic and so do I. I’ve always had the drive to be apart of something bigger and meaningful. I didn’t always know what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew a couple of things. I knew I wanted to be the change I kept wanting to see and I knew it had to start with me. Read more>>

Sara Sometti Michaels

I was born and raised on the coast of the beautiful Lake Garda, just outside Verona, Italy, and that’s where my passion for the arts and the entertainment industry began. As a young woman I fell in love with acting and I was lucky to work as a theater actress in Italy until I moved to Los Angeles in January 2008. Read more>>

Dar’shun Kendrick

Glenwood Road in Decatur, GA is where I “came of age”, graduating from Towers High School in 2000. Neither one of my grandparents had a high school diploma and I no one in my family had ever been to college. Read more>>

Cathryn Medlin

I was born in Benson, North Carolina, a very small town. My parents are great cooks. We sat down as a family almost every night and had dinner together. To me, food brings people together, it is a social activity or just a time to come together and enjoy each others presence. Read more>>

Toyin Alli

I started The Academic Society about two and a half years ago. It’s a platform for graduate students. Through The Academic Society, I help graduate students with time management and productivity and make sure they remember to self-care. Read more>>

Stephanie Heath

I have been a freelance photographer for the past few years mostly covering concerts, events and with time came festivals. I wanted to take my craft to the next level and I started to think about what my brand would be. Read more>>

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