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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.

Samiah Alexander

Growing up I was always involved in theatre, drama, fashion shows and basically anything that would allow me to be in front of a large crowd. There has always been a part of me that enjoyed putting smiles on ones face or making them think about the world just a little differently. Read more>>

Tasha Hussey

My work has been featured in Essence Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Daily Candy, Notcouture and other great publications. My passions are living and eating clean are now focused on my natural body care collection. Read more>>

Daria Smith

I attribute all my success to God, and he has given me this platform to glorify him through creating faith content and telling others about the loving relationship he invites us into. Read more>>

Emina Pelja

Empowering a team of twenty-five women to speak their truth every single week became one of my favorite things until I began to slowly discover what was meant for me all along. Read more>>

Mel Smith

My earliest memories began in my mom’s kitchen doing hair. My first paying customer was Lisa Manning from there, brows, makeup, and art. I did this on the side until I went to the Airforce. Read more>>

Kristin May

I moved to Georgia from Colorado when I was 9 years old. I attended Milton High School and received a BA in English from the University of Georgia. After running a women’s clothing store at 23 years old, I decided something was missing from my life, and I decided to become a high school English teacher. Read more>>

Katie Cathell

Now I work primarily with fashion and lifestyle bloggers and instead of just being another vendor or service for them, I am now a resource that helps them streamline their workflow, gain consistency and momentum to help take their business to the next level. Read more>>

Carrie Joy Osborne

My journey in wedding photography began almost 10 years ago to the day! It all began when a dear friend of mine asked if I would photograph her wedding. I stepped into the role for the day, and I fell in love with it! Read more>>

Jennifer Griffin

I have always been a creative. My mom saw it in early childhood and by middle school I has been selected to be in a special art class where the children were taught collage level art techniques and art history. Read more>>

Taylor Melton

I began sewing toys out of organic cotton and loose wood pieces. Not only did my daughter love these toys but so did her friends. When we’d meet up for playgroups at the park, the other moms started requesting toys for their children too and encouraged me to open an online shop. Read more>>

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