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Trailblazers: Marietta

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.

Tamara Hughes

I enjoyed when mothers would reach out to me and ask how to create a style or what’s the best product for my child’s hair. I have been whipping up hair products in my kitchen since 2013 and doing hair since I was 12 so when they reach out and want me to try a product, most definitely I know a good product when I see one. Read more>>

Chelsea Brittle

I had made so many vendor friends throughout those years and got to work with the most amazing brides and families! I realized this was my calling and my dream of owning my own company could finally become a reality! Last May, I created Luxe + Bloom. Floral design. Our team is now made up of myself and my two main event leads, Caillee and Alissa plus a few assistants. Read more>>

Jonnique Adjmul

That dream stayed with me throughout the years and when I got to college I decided to major in ‘Microbiology’ so that I could begin learning what I needed in order to become a doctor. After taking and failing Chemistry three times, I decided Microbiology wasn’t the field for me, and that I wasn’t going to be a doctor. Read more>>

Jette Harris

I had no concept of revisions or rewriting. It’s sitting in a pile at the top of my bookshelf. Recently, I pulled it out and flipped through it to realize it has some pretty good nuggets in there, although the plot is fatally flawed. After college, I was in an abusive relationship for three years that almost killed me (a few times), and prevented me from writing for about seven years. Read more>>

Aerial Yazmine

I started off hand sewing and just using scissors and safety pins until I got a sewing machine which wasn’t until my senior year of high school. After high school, I attended scad for one year, then I wasn’t able to complete college while living in a one bedroom hotel with my four family members. Read  more>>

Atia Sherrod

I just remember looking up & saying, “God, I need help. I need help to let this pain & hurt go.” It honestly felt like a snap of the finger & boom I felt like I found me again. I filed for divorce & that was the best thing that ever happened to me because my baby #Lovethyself was born. I was smiling again; it felt like a heavy weight was lifted off. Read more>>

Mariam Camara

I started on my creative journey as long ago as I could remember. From being an innovative child that used to sell folders from door to door right before school to parents in my neighborhood to experimenting with paint and dramatic theatre. I was never the one who wanted to sit and watch TV all day, I always wanted to create a singing group or put on a show for my family and friends. Read more>>

Carrie Douglas

Blogging has always been an interest of mines since college, and I decided to make my first Blogspot back in 2013. I would dibble and dabble in writing blogs and sharing creative content. My blog was a way for me to express myself and to dream about post-graduate life, writing about fashion, dreams, and aspirations. Read more>>

Amanda Penley

I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 with a BFA in illustration. That same month I moved to New York City where I worked in advertising and social media for a year. Then, I got this amazing opportunity to move to Los Angeles and work with a media company designing everything from graphics to title cards for clients like Hulu, Sony, and Lionsgate. Read more>>

Ashleigh Adesanya

College grad, married with a toddler – what next? Although I had a successful career as an Accountant in Real Estate, I wanted more. I yearned to directly help others use the business model I knew worked as I managed successful Real Estate investor’s portfolios of diverse wealth through property. Climbing the corporate ladder to Assistant Controller of a top Property Management Corporation, I was still empty professionally. Read more>>

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