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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.

Leanna Pierre

My love for cooking all began with my mother and paternal grandmother. My grandmother was known for her soirees. She was very particular about every detail for her events and I don’t just mean the menu. Read more>>

Jamie Lackey

The mission of Helping Mamas is to connect helping mamas to mamas needing help. I knew I had friends that had lots of baby supplies that they were no longer using. If I provided an avenue for them to donate these items to help other moms. Read more>>

Nneka “Nikki” Searcy-Lamisere

“Simply Natural” is a lifestyle and brand that I created for my family starting in 2012. As a way to improve our health and quality of life, I initially started out by making our own personal care products. Read more>>

Kayla Dunn

I watched the products that I create heal the skin of so many people. I hear a few testimonials every once in a while and when people tell me that my products make them feel more confident about their ski, I know I’ve done something right. Read more>>

Angela Washington

Being ordained as a missionary as a teen gave me a deeper look at life than the average teen. I didn’t just believe in what I read in the history, math and science books but I believed in what I could not see. Read more>>

Emma Davis

I love working so close to home combined with being on the historic downtown square – it gives me the in-town feeling I miss so much about Decatur. Read more>>

Pam and Sara Brand

Biscuits & Burlap is a Southern food blog written by mother/daughter duo Pam and Sara Brand. We began in 2014 looking for a way to document and share how much butter we REALLY used in that recipe or how we decorated the mantle last Christmas. Read more>>

Abiola Fakile

I would love to be a travel photojournalist someday, I’m definitely not giving up on that dream! Who wouldn’t love to take pictures, eat food, save people, and travel all in one token. Read more>>

Johane Filemon

If you can believe it, prior to college, I had never heard of a Dietitian or the field of nutrition as an actual degree and career. I went to college with the goal of medical school in mind. Read more>>

Dadiana Jean

I started photographing weddings and I fell even more in love with photography. My journey has not been easy and I am still growing every day as a photographer and a business woman, but I couldn’t be more excited about the future! Read more>>

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