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.
The typical answer begins when I got my first standard digital camera in high school and just told myself, “this is going to become something.” Although I had no idea what that even meant, I just kept with it and took photos of anything and everything when I could. Read more>>
It begins with Mom. She believes in “heart and mind to paper,” and the art of letter writing and gifting. When she shipped me off to college, Mom sent me with a small box thoughtfully packed with note cards, a return address stamp, and a framed design she created herself with the word “write.” This was to remind me to stay connected through letters. Read more>>
I uncovered a passion for fashion and have become a budding creative. There are those close to me that are very artsy, but I never viewed myself as an artist prior to now. I’m currently honing my craft in my artistic outlets in areas including graphic design, fashion design (sketching to product development), and fashion styling. Read more>>
Straight from college, I went to work in the airline industry for three years. Although I didn’t hate my job, I always knew it wasn’t my last stop. Whereas for most of my peers and colleagues at the time, it was. I knew I had a calling in the beauty industry. I just needed some time to figure out which field. Read more>>
I started Books&Shit (@Bookssandshit) about six months after graduating from undergrad in 2016. After spending half a year enjoying that transition period between school and adulthood, with my big girl job as a consultant, in a brand new city, I quickly realized how much I missed leisurely reading and casual learning (that didn’t include googling and watching YouTube videos on excel functions). Read more>>
I was born into an entrepreneurial family, and my first side-hustle started when I was in 5th grade. I crafted and sold bookmarks until my teacher shut down shop because I didn’t have an LLC. That didn’t stop my entrepreneurial spirit, so I started braiding hair in the 6th grade for fun, and it turned into a money-maker from 6th grade through my early 20s. Read more>>