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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.

Tiffany Fitzgerald

The more time I spent on the course, the more I realized there weren’t any African American women reaping the rewards of being in a place where men in positions of power regularly hang out. I wanted to change that. I wanted women to feel comfortable in this very important space, but I knew they would need a special invitation. Read more>>

Rocky Mohammed

I immediately immersed myself in acting classes and found an agent. I get the pleasure to hone my craft on a daily basis, I get to train with some of the best coaches in Atlanta, I audition regularly, and I have found a family of friends within this industry. Since I made the decision to pursue my dream 8 years ago. Read more>>

Positive Ashley

With over nine years of combined experience as a sustainability instructor, researcher, body positive enthusiast, yoni steam practitioner, pole instructor, spiritual guide for meditation/yoga, womb healing & birth worker I decided, going into the medical world would not grant the opportunity to advocate natural healing methods with hospital regulations. Read more>>

De’Mario Black

De’Mario has gained experience in his field through employment at Big 4 accounting firm, Ernst & Young (EY), and Delphi, a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier. During his tenure he worked with Large Public and Private clients in the Automotive, Health Care, and Consumer Banking Industries. Read more>>

Hira Farooq

Crazy enough and as cheesy as it may sound, my dream opportunity came to me completely unplanned and randomly. The work I did through 4FOUR was shared with the right person, and before I knew it, I was being asked if I could see myself at Nike and if I could translate my ideas into a shoe. Read more>>

Gabrielle Newton

For me, launching a lifestyle blog wasn’t about being like everyone else, but simply being me, truly and authentically. In need of a creative outlet, I knew I wanted to share my love for all things books, travel, good eats, and self-care with others. Read more>>

Brooke Saunders

Fueled by all things creative, it was then that I realized my purpose and my calling… to be an artist just like her that could serve and impact others in a physical and personal way. Salon banter, the sound of roaring hairdryers, the smell of hair color and the buzz of fluorescent lights over the salon floor. Read more>>

Ifini Sheppard

I am a writer, a photographer, a poet, and an artist ~ these gifts will again manifest as I soar FREE like an eagle in 2019!! Born in Washington, D.C., and moving to Atlanta as a teenager, I consider myself to be a true ATLien. Read more>>

Almendra Bertoni

It took many school assignments and pushing of one educator for me to finally embrace the natural gift I had been suppressing, I know we believe that school can many times challenge our creativity, but in my personal experience, It gave me a place to express all my talents. Read more>>

Alissa R Chapman

I have ALWAYS loved acting, but I never thought about it as a career choice until, in 8th grade, my Lit teacher Mrs. Lynch told me I should be an actress instead of a dancer. Anyone who has ever seen me dance knows she was spot on. Read more>>

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