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 Marietta that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
I did not have the financial ability to get my hair done as much as I wanted. I went to YouTube and learned how to construct u-part wigs. It was very convenient and undetectable. At this time, wigs were a standard for older women and sew-ins were extremely popular. Read more>>
I never really became serious about posting on Instagram until I joined Phi Mu and got tons of support and encouragement from sisters at the time. I realized that my BEST features were my big lips, hair, and long legs! As my mom would say: “people are paying for what you naturally have! Read more>>
My love for makeup artistry and the beauty world runs much deeper than what meets the eye… I started my business as a creative outlet. For me, makeup is therapy. #makeuptherapy It is my happy place where I find peace. Read more>>
It has been a fairly smooth road. I wanted this to be very little stress and something fun that I could do as a stay at home mom. The struggle at the moment is finding the time to work on Juneberry and still be a good mom and wife. They are my number one priority but I also love having my own thing on the side. Read more>>
I was always a quiet kid and have always been super private, so I would write in my journals. I was also oddly obsessed with shows like 106& Park and Access Granted. I remember being fascinated with how videos were produced but even then I never really knew what that meant for me. Read more>>
Helping them understand that any budget can afford a nice getaway. Giving them something different as a travel agent, going every step of the way, making them feel secure and to know to trust me with their travel needs was the best decision they could have made. Read more>>
My advice for young women who are starting their own journey is to have tunnel vision and focus on your own path. Everyone has their own blessings, and it will all happen in different timing than the next person. Remember your end goal and consume all of your energy investing into your own unique story. Read more>>
While it seemed like a nightmare at first, Whitney’s album went platinum and I learned the true value of owning intellectual property. The fact that I was able to take back my rights for this song was a chess move that would later set me up for my evolution in Music Publishing. Read more>>
It’s the consistency of daily habits and surrounding yourself with people who truly support the mission that gets you to your goals. Mindset is everything. My advice: find your passion, create habits, work the habits with consistency and watch your business grow. Read more>>
Danielle “Dani” Davis
I have recently become a sponsored fitness athlete for the Sweet Sweat Fitness brand, and a brand ambassador for Bodied Athletics. I have always considered myself a split, half professional, and half artist, which has allowed me to be successful in different ways. Read more>>