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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.

Sarah Duff

I refined my focus on creative marketing and graphic design to more corporate-level companies and organizations. I’ve been incredibly fortunate and grateful for all of the opportunities this space has given me. I believe the best part of this all has been the fact that each day I can define what success means to me. Read more>>

Brittany Knapik, Claire Mandrycky and Chanda Williams

As doulas and photographers on our own we were always on call, unable to accept as many clients as we would have liked to, and struggling to give the clients we could take on a strong sense of security in knowing, that no matter what, someone who cared for them, knew their preferences. Read more>>

Amy Owen

I have a strong conviction that life’s greatest art is people! Their stories, their lives are woven beautifully like a tapestry, and that journey is worth documenting and sharing!! My strengths are making people feel comfortable and helping them enjoy the process of being photographed! Read more>>

Liz Pope

From creating commission pieces full-time from home to now balancing a full-time job, a young family & art all at the same time. I’m learning that my success as an artist doesn’t depend on what my life looks like at any given time. It’s about who I believe myself to be and the purpose I bring to my work. Read more>>

Jerrian Sari

I honestly never explained openly all that I do for fear of sounding like Im doing too much. It’s a personal battle that I’ve allowed in the past to hinder me from speaking up about who I am. With that being said, I own a hair studio. Read more>>

Nicole Hernandez

I always knew I was creative. I always knew I wanted to be involved in the fashion and film industry. But it never occurred to me that I would ever be someone who dove into photography. Let alone film photography for that matter. Read more>>

Jada Perdum

I’ve always loved music & was around culture of it growing up. I was always creative in general and artistic, I used to draw & paint a lot in high school, but music has always been my friend. I used to freestyle a lot in my room & one day decided to record to Versace by Migos when it came out. Read more>>

Trish Roe

I enrolled in an online course and starting helping friends freshen up their rooms to build a portfolio, all while networking through local events, community groups, and with real estate agents. I continue to build a client list from referrals, connections with new moms I’ve met. Read more>>

Kiva Perry

There were many things that shaped me as child, but the one thing that left a lasting impression on my life was my will to help others. I didn’t realize my calling was to be a high end marketing consultant, because looking back on my childhood I struggled with basic communication skills. Read more>>

Karen Lang

I have spent the last two decades working to support and empower women. I was barely out of my teen years when I started the first teen sexual assault survivor support group at an agency serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Read more>>

Whitney Stovall

Today, in addition to leading HMNK, I am a social entrepreneur and global storyteller, with a specialization in community and nonprofit programming and development. I have done/do a lot, but I don’t consider myself busy or burdened, I’m privileged to be able to do the work I do. In the words of Nikki Giovanni, “There is always something to do. Read more>>

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