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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.

India Johnson

Chef De Cuisine & Saucier. I’m originally from Queens NY but was partially raised in Asheville NC where my grandparents were from, and now, I’m adulting in Atlanta GA. As a kid my Trinidadian Father who is also a Chef, and my mom being from the Carolinas, always inspired me to try all types all cuisines. Read more>>

Wendy Joseph

I enjoyed the moments with just my husband and me, but something was missing. I needed to do something fun for myself. I needed my own thing. As I was learning how to deal with my son’s new found independence, I reconnected with my passion for fashion, spirituality and my deep desire to share ideas and the things I learn along the way. Read more>>

Barbara Onuoha

I knew I loved fashion, and even was apart of a fashion organization in college, but never thought of it as a career path. I realized that I could start a blog. So I did. I told my little brother the next day ( he takes my photos), and we found some way to get a cheap camera and start. Read more>>

Cat Scully

I’ve wanted to illustrate books basically since I first opened one. I wanted to be the one creating the worlds, telling visual stories in any form I could. In college, it was a stroke of luck that I was randomly placed in a freshman introductory creative writing course. Read more>>

Nijah Brenea

I started taking acting classes and working on gigs about two years ago. I now host events when presented with the opportunity, I also do voice acting as well as on-screen acting, will be launching a podcast, have a blog, and make funny skits and YouTube videos online. Read more>>

Leaira SouLight

My journey started when I came across a point in my life where I felt spiritually stuck. My soul needed to be nourished and fed more of life, peace, and liberation. My spirit knew exactly what it needed, and that’s when I attracted a Master Guru and started my Yoga and Meditation journey. This was also the same time I was introduced to Holistic Health. I manifested everything I needed at that moment to elevate my Spirit and do what I was ordained to do in this Life. I found my purpose, to help people become their best selves by helping them operate at their highest. Read more>>

Ebony Porter-Ike

The epiMediaGroup was formed back in October 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Our organization had been operating under a different name (as a partnership)before then, and we divested from the other organization and rebranded as The epiMediaGroup. I had been working in the space of business development, Mergers & Acquisition, and branding for over 15 years prior to the inception of The epiMediaGroup in Corporate America. While working in that space, I saw the lack of business acumen in PR & Marketing in the entertainment industry, and I decided to create a firm that would not only address the public relations needs of a client but also help the client create a footprint that would increase their revenue eventually. Read more>>

Margot Brown

My experience in flying was limited to work trips. I sat one day and was reflecting on my childhood and how I didn’t want my children to experience the same fear so I decided to become a travel agent to learn more about travel and different places but also for the perks and benefits added by being a travel agent. Read more>>

Dr. Tiffany Pierce

I now help other women who are stuck in “proving” and “professional” mode who are trying to be happy but are not. It’s because they are not living in tune with their desires or their design, which means they will never reach their destiny. Read more>>

Nneka C. Alexander

Brides by NoNA was officially birthed in 2013 after my twin sister’s wedding went viral! I have always had a flare for fashion but I never saw myself pursuing it as a career. I used to be a fashion model in my college days and went to fashion & modeling school to perfect my skills. Read more>>

Tara Villalvazo

If you asked me ten years ago what I would be doing today, I can assure you that “Cosmetic Tattoo Artist,” would certainly not have been the answer. Just over a decade ago I received my BA in Jouralism in Detroit, right before moving to Atlanta to start my career as a sports reporter. Read more>>

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