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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 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.

Kaela Mitchell

I’d always been an artist. Innately picked up singing, dancing, and drawing as a child. Throughout the years, I had ups and downs throughout each of those mediums, and eventually fell into the art of photography. Read more>>

Cassieandre Jones and Lynetta Holly

I was born in a small country town in Alabama, that had two traffic lights and a stop sign. As a child watching videos from New York music artist’s I just knew the stork dropped me off in the wrong city, state, and zip code. Read more>>

Amanda Drummond

I’m actually a nurse by trade, but I’ve always been big on hair and makeup. After I had my son, purchasing beauty supply store hair became unaffordable. I then started buying virgin bundles, but I found that the quality was subpar. Read more>>

Cheryl Crawford

I spent a lot of time in detention as a kid, and I acted out the most when I didn’t feel connected to the teacher, or I needed attention. I’d go home and teach my stuffed animals and little brother in a more approachable and inclusive and fun style, and I was ready to have my own class at, like, 7. Read more>>

Precious K. Williams

Joy influencer! Two words that describe who I’ve aspired to be my entire life! I am an optimist that believes in impacting others to live a life worth following – on and off of the internet! This mindset was instilled in me at a very young age as the daughter of two very hard working Ghanaian immigrants. Read more>>

LeAnna Bella Wilson

As a former restaurant Owner, restaurant Vendor and Commercial Real Estate Agent (specializing in restaurants) – I guess you could say that I love the service industry. But I also know first hand how being of “service to others” can wipe you completely out. Read more>>

Jaya Black

After pursuing my own spiritual journey for 30 years, I ended up right back at the beginning. During that time, I explored religion and how I relate to it. I had to ask myself – what makes sense to me? What resonates, what doesn’t? Read more>>

Osato Uzamere

Writing has always been a passion of mine. It’s my mode of expression and self-exploration. Since blogging became a thing… I knew it would be something I wanted to do, but I never knew what to write about. As I kept thinking, reflecting, and talking to God… Read more>>

Victoria Swilley

I trained in dance, music, and singing from a very young age; once I got to college I majored in Musical Theater. Performance has always been something I love to do. Once I graduated, I moved to Orlando with my husband and young son. Read more>>

Whitney Huffman

I consider myself pretty darn lucky to have found the hair school I attended. Roffler Moler Hairstyling College… it is a Tony and Guy Academy now but I’m happy to have graduated before the change over. It was unique in the fact that they offered both barbering and cosmetology. Read more>>

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