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.
Brenda Nicole Moorer
I started out singing on the Atlanta music scene as a teenager. I’ve worked with a lot of artists and Atlanta has been my training ground. From organizations like Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta to local theatres, to Atlanta based musicians and singers. Read more>>
I’m a full-time photographer. Complimenting 9 years in the photo industry, I also have a BFA in photography and ceramics (so, I will absolutely love if you reference art history or sculpture when describing the inspiration for your Wedding day). Read more>>
Sheree R. Swann
At the beginning of 2014, I knew, ultimately, that I wouldn’t be at my day job much longer. I was over it! They wanted to promote me, again, however, this time, they didn’t want to pay me what I was worth. Read more>>
Acting has helped me find myself and feel closer to grandmother. Now I have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing people on so many amazing projects and I am so grateful to everyone in my past and current life that continues to push me whether they know it or not. Read more>>
I’ve been creating art since I could walk, been making music since middle school, been pursuing it as a career since 2012. Numbers and years aren’t all that important to me. Read more>>
Today, I find myself a writer/producer and partner in a production company – Chorus Films – but let’s just say it was a bit of a meandering journey to get here. Growing up, I was that classic movie-loving kid who somehow convinced her parents that going to film school for college wasn’t a terrible idea. Read more>>
My story is one of strength, healing, perseverance, and discovery. It has taken me a while to boldly step into the God-given talent of teaching, facilitating, choreographing, performing, vision-work, community building, and more, but the fruit of my labor is in abundance. Read more>>
I began to take my writing more seriously after college when I got the opportunity to be a co-author in a book series called 20 Beautiful Women. I was published in Volume 2 and it was an experience that changed my life because I learned the power of sharing my story and being true to myself. Read more>>
Coco-Chanel Jones, Kema Hodge and Brittani Krystin Hill
Our origin began long before Boss Night Inn was an actual idea. Kema, Coco-Chanel, and Brittani Krystin separately began their entrepreneurial journeys at different parts of their lives, prior to Boss Night Inn’s inception. Read more>>
I wanted to bake and educate people, and that’s exactly what we do. We bake delicious desserts, but we also educate others that you can still enjoy all your favorite foods (and desserts) without compromising taste, flavor or your health. We want you to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. Read more>>