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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.

Talesha Austin

I started my online Vintage store, Divaxpress Vintage seven years ago. I stepped out on faith and decided to pursue my passion with thrifting and finding fabulous pieces to sell online. It has done exceptionally well over the last seven years, and I am very thankful I stopped out on faith to pursue my dream. Read more>>

Sara Westover

I was always an artistic child. Any chance I got, I would turn to art for school projects, reports, homework, and free time. One of my first memories of creating art was painting the cover of a book I had read for a book report in 2nd grade. Through the years, my love for art only grew through cartoons, movies, and illustrations in books. Read more>>

Latoya Palmer-Addy

In the words of Hillary Clinton, “… never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams,” If you desire to cultivate strength and courage while developing your inner grace, then join the MIA Girls. And please remember this… EVERYTHING you need exists inside of you. Read more>>

Kelly Limes

Suffice it to say that I’ve had quite an interesting life! I believe, however, that existing in the highs and lows of each of these (and many more) experiences have allowed me the unique perspective that I offer as an advisor. My spiritual, educational, and personal backgrounds very much inform my perspective, which in turn informs my work as an advisor. Read more>>

Nena Gilmore

I had been searching for a way to be able to write for a living. It is what I love to do and always brings me great joy. For years (18 to be exact), I kept speaking in terms of “one day”. “One day, I’ll leave the medical field and work on that novel that is rolling around inside of me”, or “One day, I am going to be more consistent with my blog.” Read more>>

Emma Cantrell

I have always been loud and proud with who I am. Instagram and social media have always been a way for me to express myself, and through the years, it didn’t get me much. I started Tik Tok in 2019, making videos about things I really love like music artists such as Harry Styles and 5 Seconds Of Summer. Read more>>

Angela Hales

I’m a Virginia native. I grew up in the rural center of that state, and my early childhood was largely focused on competitive acrobatic gymnastics, in which I participated until age 15. Though I enjoyed the sport, the environment was unhealthy and I have related chronic pain, which yoga now helps to address. Read more>>

Jerrika Brown

I got started with writing when I was 12 years old. I used journals to write anything and everything that came to mind. Music and literature have always been a way to express my self when there was just no way for me to communicate my emotions and feelings. I stand firm today because, with my story in my book Confessions Of A Boss. Read more>>

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