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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.

Melanie Ammerman

My business partner, Lauren Gall, and I were both living in Los Angeles, CA, where we met at a Panera Bread one day to discuss the idea of starting a virtual assistant company. Lauren had worked with small business owners who needed support for their companies. Read more>>

Adriana Zamudio

I’ve always had a passion for hair. In 5th grade, I was already cutting my own bangs and had love for hairspray and curling irons. I had my full-time job of eight years at a doctor’s office as a receptionist but I always wanted to work at a salon. Read more>>

Niqua Jeanette

I have a lifestyle brand and blog named Thrift My Fashion. My brand originated from the gems and excitement of thrift shopping and affordable living. Growing up in the Florida Keys was a challenge for a girl who loved fashion. Read more>>

Marlana Semenza

I was a photography major in college. (Yes! we actually exist!) Six months before I graduated, I got a job as the Assistant to the Director of Photography with WWE (WWF at the time). Read more>>

Olivia Raines

Getting into my first real relationship was exciting and scary. It soon became just scary when I became a victim of sexual assault, emotional, and verbal abuse. I didn’t come into the relationship whole by any means. Read more>>

Brittany Wright

I’m Brittany Wright. I’m a wife and a mom to two great boys. I’ve always had a passion for traveling and helping others with their travel needs, but when I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2012 that all changed. Read more>>

Kealey Pettiford

I always used to wear makeup to try to match my outfits. I seriously started developing my business about 1 to 2 years ago first practicing on friends and developing into a freelance makeup artist and began taking clients. Read more>>

Regina N. Bradley

I’m originally from Albany, GA. I am the third generation of my family to attend Albany State, a historically black college also in Albany, GA. I am super proud of being a third generation. Read more>>

Paola Mijes

I always feared of being looked down upon because what I wanted to do in life couldn’t possibly level up to what ” society ” has made it known to be a true profession. I struggled after high school because I didn’t have it all figured out. Read more>>

Olivia Raines

Getting into my first real relationship was exciting and scary. It soon became just scary when I became a victim of sexual assault, emotional, and verbal abuse. I didn’t come into the relationship whole by any means. I was still hurting from some of the things that happened in my childhood. Read more>>

Erika Morris

I started making custom shirts about 2 years ago using a cricut machine. I learned what I could from watching YouTube videos. After much consideration and many family and friends encouraging me to pursue it further. Read more>>

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