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.
Due to putting my professional dreams on hold for more than 10 years to help my daughter maximize her potential and the sudden death of my childhood sweetheart and husband of 25 years, I realize just how precious time and life really is. Read more>>
If you would’ve asked me at my early age, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, the beauty industry would’ve probably been the last thing to come out my mouth. Read more>>
Environmental issues have always been a priority of mine, so I decided to focus on creating pieces that people connected to because of their imperfections and handmade quality, pieces that wouldn’t be another thing to buy and throw away in a couple years. Read more>>
I started about 7 years ago when I first allowed someone to do my makeup for the first time. I was a little rough around the edges so I wanted something different. After a couple of times of getting it done, I became interested in it. Read more>>
I picked hand sewing up again in 2016 after I found some leftover felt from a previous project. I made a vulva ornament just for fun and after posting it online, realized that people wanted to buy the things I made. Read more>>
K. Renee Ward
One of the greatest moments of my life was when I was laid off from my executive level 6-figure Telecommunications job on February 26, 2016. Most people would never say this, but it is totally true. Read more>>
I started out doing make up, just another broke college stundent trying to make some money. I was good at it but one day a friend bought a Groupon for Lash extension and she told me about the process… Read more>>
Being a makeup artist has challenged me for sure. I have made it this far by being persistent, humble, and hopeful for the future. Read more>>
Signs for businesses, cereal boxes, handwriting on mail, etc. I remember studying those things & would trace over them with my finger, so it seems I was always destined to go down a path related to design. Read more>>
Laura ‘Tara Devi’ Joplin
When yoga found its way back to me, though, it came back with life-changing force. I was in my second year of college at the University of West Georgia, and I was beginning to fully realize that I was an anxious person. Read more>>
My appreciation for beer grew from experiencing it with my Dad. We had a daily ritual – I’d hear him when he came home, and I’d run to the kitchen to get a beer and glass from my mom. Read more>>