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 Southern Atlanta that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Tonia Simone Holloway
My name is Tonia Simone and I am the founder of Venus by Simone, a one stop shop for holistic self-care and herbals. When I first started Venus by Simone I didn’t envision what it has, and continues to, evolve into. It is both a scary and exciting adventure to be on. Read more>>
Chandra Dickerson Jones
I come from a family of resellers. My dad passed away from cancer at the age of 29. My mom became a single mother of a 6-year-old and needed to find a way to make a living. In 1978, before consignment and thrifting were really known about. Read more>>
Though I am a techie by trade, writer by necessity I’ve bowed to the whims of the voices as far back as I can remember. Writing is an outlet to speak into the world the things they whisper in my mind demand of me. And while I write to maintain my sanity. Read more>>
I didn’t know what I wanted to do in college. After changing my major twice, a friend was raving about Sam Houston State’s Mass Communication program. I looked into the major and loved the classes! My first was History of Film & Television and that’s when I realized how important video was to our society. The next year. Read more>>
Today, I am a student filmmaker whose purpose is to inspire others through representation. This all began at the age of three when I started performing as a dancer. I traveled with dance companies and attended many performing arts schools where I remember being on stage. Read more>>
I knew at the age of 16, I wanted to inspire and encourage, at the time, girls my age and as I got older women. I often felt there was a certain box women were put in. I just like many women have made terrible dating choices. Read more>>
Adonica Diana Nunn
Adonica Nunn, born in Atlanta, Georgia, raised in Jonesboro, Georgia is an Entrepreneur, Songstress, Songwriter, Health and Wellness Advocate and a graduate of the illustrious Florida A&M University. With a strong passion for singing and performing, Adonica began singing at the age of five at the historic. Read more>>