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Trailblazers: Downtown

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

Tammy Fleming

Trendz by Tammy Hair Salon is a full service hair salon in southeast Houston. We specialize in precision short haircuts, marcel curls, hair coloring, hair weaving, dreadlocks, virgin relaxers, hair braiding and much more. Read more>>

Bee Holleran

I crafted my career around food and early on landed a contract that had me creating a monthly lunch, a cultural event, focused on a country or region. I would research the music, textiles, traditions and feast foods of each place. Read more>>

Tangeray Scott

After being told that I could no longer receive any more hourly increases. I decided that since I have a good clientele base. I should become an entrepreneur. I had no idea that 2 years later that I would be a successful businesswoman with a steady growing clientele base. Read more>>

Carlitta “Peachez” Whitley

Getting into the culinary world is they way that I can express myself across this platform. Food is a universal language and has the ability to bring people together, resolve conflicts, encourage communication, involves the sense, and provides sustenance to the body, among other things. Read more>>

Sofia Droz

It’s been a wild ride, but I’m so happy with where I am. It’s obviously take a village – constant support, love and encouragement from my family, friends, co-workers and many more. I will be graduating from YTT in October and am looking forward to making an impact in this beautiful Houston community that I now get to call home. Read more>>

Sarah Hubert

Through my experiences in both CATPULT, and now PabLove, I have met so many amazing athletes, people and children affected in ways that are unimaginable. My work and my own personal outlook, has been magnified by these amazing organizations who are creating a sense of community for so many and accomplishing wonderful things. Read more>>

Dr. Ashley Macner

While I am a food and wellness blogger at the moment, this wasn’t my original intended path. I am actually a scientist. I received my BS degree in physics and chemical engineering, and my PhD in chemical engineering with specializations in dropwise condensation, interfacial stability, and surface science. Read more>>

Kirsten Gilliam

So I actually got my start back in 2012. I was always taking pictures of my friends and our get-togethers on a little Sony point and shoot. I loved documenting everything and we always enjoyed looking back on our memories together. Read more>>

Crystal Holmes

Media has always been something I’ve wanted to do and be involved with since high school. I was introduced to the “Media World” back then doing various projects from script writing, commercial production, news, music videos and even during my Senior year as a class we created a movie. Read more>>

Lily Jang

I married my broadcast past and my Real Estate career and started my own TV segment on NBC called Lily’s List each Saturday and Sunday, showing off the area’s most amazing open houses. Read more>>

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