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Trailblazers: Midtown

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 Midtown that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Christiannah Oyedeji

I went natural in college and really had no idea what I was doing with my hair. But while it was short it was easy to manage. As my hair started getting longer, it needed more care and maintenance. Read more>>

Kortney Y. Watkins

Writing has always been a part of me. Even as young child, I wrote poems and plays when not reciting or acting. In my childhood household, the Arts—including literature—was was fostered. Read more>>

Makenzie Henson

I’ve always been artsy person doodling, painting, and even sculpting as a child art allow me to express myself without limits. Though I never knew photography was an amazing medium to work with until during the before fifth grade. Read more>>

LaToya Williams and Lanita Priester

Coming together, as a team, couldn’t have felt more natural. Since meeting one another, we’ve upheld a very consistent standard for our bond: honesty. We’ve known each other, for years. Read more>>

Kiara G. Johnson

Courage is how I got to where I am today. In life’s ever-changing moments, I say a prayer, trust God, and take a leap. I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. After high school, I took my first major leap outside of the familiar and left the state for college. Read more>>

Emily Hoffman-Smalling

My professional life began in the classroom as a high school teacher. Let’s just say, it wasn’t for me. Fortunately, I spent a lot of my time during my undergraduate days working for a catering company and event venue. Read more>>

Gabby Case

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia. My earliest childhood memory is of me singing on the staircase of my first home as my father recorded me before going to Sunday school. I was around 4 years old, and I have been singing ever since. Read more>>

Precious Grace

I’ve been a makeup lover for as long as I can remember. I’ve always had a passion for the art of it. Growing up I would love to do makeovers on my friends & family. Each time someone would agree to basically let me play on their face my love for beauty grew deeper & deeper. Read more>>

Carley Fant

I grew up in Kennesaw, GA. After graduating from Marietta High School, I received a softball scholarship to Georgia Perimeter where I played for a year. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to major in. Read more>>

Shelley Lowther

The first time I tried yoga, I decided it was not for me. I found my way back to the mat years later, after a pretty serious injury. When I say yoga save my life, it doesn’t feel like an exaggeration. Read more>>

Gabrielle Saran

It’s a classic story of how a life-changing hobby became a passion and a career. A little more than a decade ago, I spent 10 to 14 hours a day sitting in front of a computer; so is the life of a graphic designer in an advertising firm. Read more>>

Amy Johnson

Amy J is a Singer turned Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist. Styling for Migos’s “Bad and Bougee” single cover . Televised Commercials, Food Network, Juelz Santana, Kmichelle, Super model Jessica White, Lira Galore. Read more>>

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