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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.

Ashley Deka

My story started with struggling with weight as a child. I went up and down in weight and always wanted to “look better.” I continued my struggle as a teenager, college student and young adult. I became obsessed with new ways to lose weight fast. Working out, diet pills, laxatives. Read more>>

Scotty Anderson

Body by Scotty began in 2018 when I started personal training in Sandy Springs and surrounding areas. I started it as a means to change lives and create a space for people to feel more comfortable with personal training as I use a different approach. Read more>>

Kashara ‘Ka$h’ Morring

I separated from the Air Force in February 2014. I was stationed in Augusta, GA at Fort Gordon. The struggle was very real at the time. I tried to work, but was having a hard time keeping jobs. I just didn’t feel like the jobs I was doing, aligned with my purpose. Read more>>

Brie Black

My story is truly a reflection of God’s grace. I’ve always been told, that I look as if nothing in my life went wrong… like my Pastor would say, “Thank God, I don’t look like what I’ve been through.” I look back at every season. Read more>>

Rai Gethers

I have always had this “thing” for computers and creating. At the early age of nine, I would rush home to jump on the computer to play in paint or design one of those style dollz. I eventually graduated to editing code and graphics for MySpace and BlackPlanet. Read more>>

Sarah Bristow

I started leading the kids in Yoga throughout the school day as a way to creatively share a healthy and active lifestyle. I used the classroom as playground for movement, breathing techniques. Read more>>

Brittany ‘BPhoenixx’ Washington

As a child, in was always physically active and pretty in shape as a direct result of my involvement with sports and extracurricular activities. I participated in track and cross country, softball, dance and cheerleading. Read more>>

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