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Trailblazers: Norcross

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

Ashleé Lindo Ansah

It was during this time, I become obsessed with social media. Instagram and Pinterest were still in its infancy. I began reading books and articles about how to manage social for a company. With very little experience, I became the first Social Media Marketing Coordinator at the Cobb Energy Centre. Read more>>

Tara Kalson

I sincerely love what I do… assisting my students to feel better, move better, obtain better mobility – and to literally change their bodies every day. My goal is to help people come to the realization that Pilates isn’t just another exercise. It is a way of life. Our bodies crave this combination of strength and mobility. Read more>>

Kripa Bhatt

When I decided that I wanted to be professional makeup artist full time, I enrolled in the Atlanta Makeup Academy and received my certifications. Since then, I have diversified and have been doing Makeup and Hair services for Weddings, Proms, Sweet Sixteen, Fashion Shows, Photoshoots, Video music albums and Celebrities. I have been a professional makeup artist for over 6 years. Read more>>

Terrace Sherman

Over the years, I had written out business plan after business plan, feeling the need to have every single detail in place before launching. Then one day, I realized… there would never be a perfect time to go after my goals. I launched my first business while in college in an attempt to create an additional stream of income. My business has continued to evolve and grow since then. Read more>>

Lydia Kerr

I’ve always loved “being creative”, but I’m not a painter or an artist per say, so I think I always used to feel a little directionless with my creativity. I went to school at Samford University and after two years as an Elementary Education major, decided to change to Journalism and Public Relations. While I was in that program, I began to learn the basics of design software and found myself absolutely loving it— especially when compared to my previous major.  Read more>>

Lindsey Ngo

I started lettering in 2016 and have not stopped since! I will letter on everything and anything I can think of.
It started as a hobby and turned into something I’ve become so passionate about. The toughest part about this journey is to quit my day job and go for my dreams. It’s scary though to break away from the stable financial mindset, but I’m so happy I did it! Read more>>

Tonii Turner

It’s so funny that when people see my social media posts, at first they think my brand is “all over the place”. They’re like “ok…sooooo….what exactly do you do?” I’ve never really quite understood the confusion. The simple answer is that I do what I love. Sip stuff and make stuff. Wine and crafts. That’s the essence of my business, Vino’s Chick®.  Read more>>

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