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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.

Rania Mohsen

I really love when people let me know that they love an outfit I shared because then I know I was able to help them in some way. If my blog allows even one woman to feel more confident in her style and in her skin, then I’d feel like a great success because that’s what this is really about. Read more>>

Otisha Byrd

The bridge between where I’m from and where I’m going motivated me to graduate as a first-generation college student. I am a Texas A&M engineering alumna with an Industrial Distribution Engineering degree. While I was on full scholarship, I launched my own business to make my passion profitable enabling me to pay for additional living expenses throughout college. Read more>>

Alexia Domini

When I was a freshman in high school, I was never really allowed to go out and I was always stuck inside. That being said, I would spend a lot of time on the internet. I came across Dj Noodz on SoundCloud and IG before she was Kehlani’s touring dj and I was so inspired! Man, a girl dj… the dream. I was going to do whatever it took to fulfill that dream. Read more>>

Regina Romero

The journey with wedding planning actually started in July of 2017. My best friends mother, Laura, had just got engaged and was extremely overwhelmed. You know when you first get engaged, you’re in that over the moon phase, and then everything you’re going to have to do planning wise just kind of smacks you in the face. Read more>>

Stephanie Nweke

I thought about the things I’m passionate about, the things I’m good at, and my personal experiences. These things revolved around family, education, service, and economic opportunity. I decided to hold onto these values no matter what and figured that everything would fall into place according to God’s plan for my life. Read more>>

Melissa Marshall

I put thought and feeling in each click and I feel that is what sets me apart from others. In the photography business, you get to work alongside some amazing creatives and being able to use community over competition is a huge part in helping you better yourself not just as a business person but as a friend to others. Read more>>

Ashley Lara

Every woman should lift each other up and makeup is one of the ways to make a person feel unstoppable and courages. Having the ability and talent to make a person feel happy makes me feel extremely happy every time. Each and every woman is very different which requires me to do different looks different strategies and that inspires me and challenges me to be better. Read more>>

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