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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.

Bibitayo Ogunremi

I have a corporate gig and its always to good to have a side hustle but I hope one day to turn my side hustle to the main squeeze which is Bibi Bakes and what sets me aside is that I pair my cakes with wine and figured it would be an interesting mix and it turned out great!I honestly feel like a lot of men are really intimidated by women so they hide by belittling comments like “women are too emotional to run a corporation or to rule the country”. Read more>>

Emanda Tadesse

I am a freelance model, working with different photographers in hopes of building an authentic platform to help girls who go through the same kinds of struggles I went through.I use to care so much about what others thought of me and if I did something a little different I would be so concerned about what the next person was thinking about or how they viewed me. Read more>>

Jazz Daniels

I use to think I was really going to be in the WNBA because when I was living in Chicago, I wasn’t thinking realistically. I was trying to get out “the hood” and I was good at basketball so I thought that was the way. LOL. Fast forward, my mom told the family that we were moving to Atlanta and my world shattered. I was heated all I knew about Atlanta was that it was hot and I was not having it. Read more>>

Asia S. Kuykendallr

I started NextGen Culture two years ago as a way to connect people and other organizations who want to join the mission of inspiring families on their path to financial freedom and generational wealth building. Although the main focus is to empower the youth, I know that creating a supportive family environment for the kids is just as important. Read more>>

Kim Darpoh

I actually had a friend suggest to me that I should start blogging and sharing my nursing journey on Instagram to reach masses of people. When she first told me I was kind of hesitant to do it, but after some thought and prayer, I finally did it. And it’s been one of the best decisions yet that I have made. Read more>>

Phyllis McElroy

I knew early on that I wanted to help build brands. I was always fascinated with commercials and was eager to learn graphic design in high school. I majored in marketing in undergrad and fell in love with storytelling, so it became clear that melding the two together had become my art and passion. Read more>>

Shirley Ipaye

After I received my bachelors, I knew I didn’t want to work in corporate America because that lifestyle wouldn’t make me happy and I’ve also had over 20 jobs so I wouldn’t even play myself like that, lol. I realized I got my degree for a number of reasons, some of them weren’t actually my own. Read more>>


Dance has always been something I did as a way to get out what I could never say in words growing up. I also always have had a love for fitness, dance and athletic skill, which blossomed into a love for performing. I was ALWAYS shy and focused on school work and dance gave me the confidence to come out of my shell. Read more>>

Tranae Cobb

Here I am, 11 years later, 11 years wiser, and more drive than ever, my husband kept planting the seed that I should try to get back into real estate. Understanding the market, understanding the financial piece, understanding the language and wanting to support and be an ambassador for my clients is what drew me back. Read more>>

Kyzia Wint

I’ve been drawing my whole life. When I was younger, I actually wanted to be a wedding dress designer. I love fashion, and beauty and have always been inspired by dope ass women. Around my senior year of high school, I realized how expensive it was to go to an art school, so I settled for a four-year college and told myself I’d minor in art with a focus is graphic design. Read more>>

Samm Severin

Last August, I tried to sum up the past six or so years of my stand-up career in an EP with the help of Henry Owings from Chunklet Industries. It meant a lot to me to be part of Chunklet and have the same first-album producer as people who influenced me like Jen Kirkman and Zach Galifinakis. Read more>>

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