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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.

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>>

Fiza Pirani

I think words—or the act of finding the right ones, of transfiguring them into meaningful, coherent strings—that’s always been my preferred approach to understanding the messy realities around me. Read more>>

Veronica Jackson

Every day is a fight to be a better me, which has genuinely lead me to the path I am currently on. My name is Veronica. I’m proud to say I was born and raised in Perry, Georgia. I come from a fantastic family. Read more>>

Adrienne Selfe

I started my career in Real Estate after my mother passed away. Shortly after her passing and earning my degree in Speech Pathology from Alabama A&M University, I moved back home with my family in St. Louis, MO. Read more>>

Courtney Elayne

My family has always told me I had the personality of a star I’ve always been energetic singing around the house where I’m comfortable. I had thoughts of it since a child watching videos mimicking my favorite artist every move. Read more>>

Angela Matthews

I started my reselling journey 4 years ago as a hobby while I worked a full time job in Corporate America. Long story short, I was laid off 2 years ago and loved this little hobby of mine so much, I decided to take a leap of faith and make it my full time gig. Read more>>

Andrea Joe Cicalese

I started doing makeup for the plays in my high school in 2010. After graduation, I took makeup courses at Joe Blasco in Orlando, Florida where I receive my certification as a professional in 2012.. The course teaches makeup artists all the makeup skills they need to know to in order to become qualified for the union. Read more>>

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