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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.

Rev. Jennifer L. Sacks

It’s one thing to hear a call to ministry, and another to actually answer it. I remember feeling the call when I was about five years old. On the New Jersey Shore, where I grew up, as I gazed at a vast ocean and golden, purple sunsets, I knew that God must exist, for only something far greater than I could create such a vision. Read more>>

Haley de St Germain

It started when I was living in New Orleans -I grew up dancing competitively since I was 3 & so with dance, I was required to wear (a looot) of makeup, for stage presence. I believe it’s then, that I started to fall in love with makeup. As I got older, I would practice on my teammates & even after Katrina hit and we were forced to move to Georgia, makeup always remained as something that I was passionate about. Read more>>

Valencia Holland

I have always had a thing for fashion and style. Before I started my brand, I worked in healthcare and didn’t have a lot of control over what I wore but would find ways to express myself. Outside of work when people would see me, they always complimented me on the way that I dressed. I quickly became the go-to-girl to my friends and family when it came to advising what to wear. Read more>>

Brittney Seay

I started Brittney and Pals for two main reasons: I saw the need for a balanced learning experience with children and also a need to emphasize moral character development as well. In today’s uber-connected society, everything is so fast-paced and technology-based, so I wanted to create a program where children can simply be a kid while learning in a unique way! Read more>>

Julian R. Lark

Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Read more>>

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