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Trailblazers: Sandy Springs

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

Erica Rascon

Like many others, I first came to the yoga asana (movements and postures) practice as a way to relieve stress and improve sleep. I was going through a lot of transitions in my life—new marriage, new home in a new town—and I needed a healthy way to process. Read more>>

Christin Singh

Often times, we don’t realize that a passion is slowly but surely developing, it’s all part of the journey towards discovering yourself. I moved to Atlanta from New York City in 2005. Read more>>

Carla Anderson

A photo of a shelter dog started it all. Like so many others, his time was up and I had to save one. Doing something is better than doing nothing at all! Read more>>

Christine Combs

I really fell in love with the whole world of beauty and skincare during my time in the Spa industry. I worked in that field for over 10 years. I started out as a receptionist and worked my way up to management. I loved it. Read more>>

Tracy Jennings-HIll

I began practicing yoga over 19 years ago, while I was on active duty in the Air Force stationed in Colorado Springs. I had injured myself while on active duty and found that yoga is what healed me, so this is where my yoga life began. Read more>>

Colleen McCarthy

I began to reconnect with my body in ways that I had not ever connected with it before. I studied under many healers, intuitive mentors, and mediums to heal myself and unknowingly building my toolbox. Read more>>

Crystal Petersen

As a child, the question “what do you want to be when you grow up” was always met with a matter-of-fact response. A tiger. I wanted to be a tiger. Read more>>

Annette Richmond

I’ve always had a love for writing and have been blogging for over five years. In the last three years, I’ve been pursuing a career as a professional blogger. Read more>>

Dr. Naima Cheema

During my work, I realised that we are missing a major area of individual’s well being, which is the way they look and feel about themselves. We know that looks transform directly into confidence and better productivity at work. Read more>>

Kelly Fletcher

I have been a professional singer all my life. I was also a songwriter in Nashville when I was newly married. I have always been a writer, whether it be journaling or writing short stories as a kid, songwriting or drama sketches for my local church and elementary school. Read more>>

Ann Dunaway Teh

After working in the restaurant industry and a brief stint as a branding consultant, I decided to return to school to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. I love food and cooking. Read more>>

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