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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.

Lauren Shields

People always ask me how I was able to do all of this and I always say that I have an incredibly supportive husband and that this journey was not just a hobby, but a soul calling. Every single day, even when things seem impossible, I have this urge to create and grow this vision to better support women in my community, so they don’t have to feel isolated. Read more>>

Tenesha Robinson

My degrees are in psychology, BA in Psychology and MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After having those job experiences coupled with schooling, I figured why not give other millennial entrepreneurs tips on how to navigate their way to curating and living their ideal lifestyle. About a year and a half ago, I came up with the idea for Clatchet Millepreneur, a blog. Read more>>

Jenna Griffin

My advice to other women who are starting their journey is to make it happen no matter what fears you have or what might stand in your way. If you have a dream, go for it. Ask for help from a mentor, learn, investigate, and know that you are moving forward with each step (even if they are small steps at first). That life you dream of? It is worth fighting for! Read more>>

Jessica Thomas

I absolutely love what I do, there is so much more to being a Fashion Stylist than what people think. It’s not just about putting together different looks, it’s about building relationships, allowing your client to trust and believe in what you do, my clients are basically giving me the privilege of molding their lives and sending them out into the world as my prodigy. Read more>>

Candy Hom

My first piece of advice to you: be authentic. And this is something I learned from 9 years of blogging before I even started Instagram. People love honesty. You don’t have to totally put yourself out there with every random thought that pops into your head (unless that’s your thing then go with it), but you can give them a piece of you that’s real. Read more>>

Sarah Williams

I’ve been active my whole life. I’ve run competitively since I was 5 years old, running in both high school and college. Post collegiately I was training for the Olympic Trials in the marathon. It was during this period that I went through 7 stress fractures in two years and made the decision to hang up my running shoes. Read more>>

Danielle Burgess

I am a fashion model and self- taught abstract artist using an array of mixed media to give depth and texture to my work. I have no doubt that my time traveling the world and working as a fashion model has not only given me a great appreciation for art but also helped steer me to create and curate my own palette. Read more>>

Megan Freeman

I first came to yoga by way of dance. As a modern dancer and dance instructor, yoga was often used in warm-ups and even in parts of dance choreography. Yoga became a form of physical therapy for me to recuperate from dance injuries, as well as healthy way to deal with stress and anxiety.  Read more>>

April Marie

I have always had a love for fashion and am always being asked where I got my outfits. One day, it just clicked that I should start a blog and Instagram page showcasing my daily outfits. I publish a blog article 2 or 3 times a week with links to my outfits and give fashion advice and alert of sales. I feature a lot of high end items but also lower end. I like to give my followers options at many different budget levels. Read more>>

Candy Hom

I am a Rochester, NY native who went in search of warmer pastures (I got tired of scraping ice off my car for 6-8 months of the year!). So my husband and I moved to San Diego, CA and we lived there short of two years before the sunshine tax emptied our pocketbooks (do people still say ‘pocketbooks?’) and figured we had to find another warm pasture with a better cost of living. Read more>>

Polly Flynn

I grew up in London, England and moved to the US in 2008. It was only ever supposed to be a short-term work placement, yet here I am a decade later! My story is fairly typical of a lot of expats you’ll find here. I met a wonderful American, fell in love and decided to stay! Read more>>

Marquita Jennings

I started Kita the Explorer in July 2016 after encouragement from two of my friends. One friend was like you have such great adventures, you should share them with the world. While the other was like, hey you have great tips for travel, you should share those. So I thought about it and I recorded my first vlog on my first international SOLO trip to Belize. Read more>>

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