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.
I started beauty school back in 2010, was about 90% done when my daughter was born in 2012, so I put it all on hold for a few years, then was son was born late 2013, but I went back, graduated and got my license and finally started doing what I love! Read more>>
Array of faces derived from my love of fashion since an early age. I was that little girl fascinated with baby dolls, dressing up, wearing dresses and carrying a purse. I have always dressed differently than any of the people around me. Read more>>
Hannah Eriwu Amuka
The earliest form of my creative expression that I can remember would be replicating the cartoons that came on the back of the newspapers my mom got and being absolutely thrilled when I finished a section that actually resembled the image. Read more>>
I started singing in church. I think I sang before I could speak full sentences. I’m from New Orleans,La where music plays a huge part of our everyday life. I come from a family full of talented singers. I began singing in a group with my sister and cousins . We were blessed to be able to perform all over the U.S. Read more>>
I started posting pictures on Instagram to see if any of my followers would bite. It worked! Soon, I was doing house calls all over Georgia. I would drive from Dallas to Buckhead to Smyrna… just to build a clientele. Read more>>
Jordan van Zyl
I always knew I loved music and I loved people. I decided to be a music therapist, literally knowing nothing about what that meant except that I’d be using music to help other people. I was in. I never faltered from that innate motivator of my life. Read more>>
As a wedding photographer starting my own company in 2008, I was looking for a way to replicate the way I usually received business: personal experience. I realized that every time I shot a wedding, I would book another wedding due to a new relationship with a bridesmaid or a DJ. Read more>>
I started sewing during the summer of my 7th grade year. We grew up with not a ton of money for clothing and my favorite day of the year was our annual trip to the local thrift shop! One day over the summer, I decided I wanted to add a little more color to my wardrobe and attempt to sew something. Read more>>
God is awesome and although my journey is still being written I must say that it feels absolutely-positively-wonderful to be able to expose others to an opportunity that can not only serve them but can be a true blessing to others. Read more>>
Priya Dutta Mehta
Right from when I was a young child, I have always loved creating art. I had no idea that my passion for it would take the shape it has acquired today. After attaining a Master’s degree in India in the field of Child Psychology, my original goal was to pursue Occupational Therapy. Read more>>