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Trailblazers: Katy

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.

Deidra Monet

My passion for hair started over 20 years ago at the ripe old age of 14… my mother decided to take a product that a lot of us are personally familiar with, the unforgiving “Relaxer”, and applied it to my then 8-year-old sister’s beautiful waist length hair… Read more>>

Nicole Guillory

As a young girl, I used to always tell people how I wanted to open a salon. I remember lining my dolls up and doing their hair one by one while the others wait on getting shampooed or from under the hair dryer. I had a very broad and creative imagination. Read more>>

Alex Herrera

I wanted to vlog my college experience and never got around to doing it (which I deeply regret). I didn’t want to regret anything else, so I took a big leap of faith and started a blog. I knew I wasn’t the only one experiencing the same feelings I felt after graduating college and figured I could share my voice in hopes to help others transition into adult life. Read more>>

Chelsea Green

My story is still in the process of being written; just as each of ours is. In the fall of 2016 I began to pursue going back to school to take the few courses I needed to earn my license as a counselor and add those wonderful letters at the end of my name. Read more>>

Mokysha Benford

My life experiences, though not all pleasant, have shaped me into the person I am today and weave together to form the beautiful tapestry that is Mokysha! It is through those experiences that my book, Any Given Monday … An Urban Educator’s Journey was birthed. Read more>>

Pamela Sims

I love the kitchen . I cooked for my family and baked desserts, with our meals, at least 3 times a week. One of my neighbors found out about my baking and asked me to bake for them on occasion. One Sunday, our Pastor at the time ministered about financial increase. Read more>>

Terri Hall

Terri Hall is the founder of Texans for Toll-free Highways and Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom. She started a taxpayer revolt upon learning of plans to convert Highway 281 in San Antonio into a tollway and charge taxpayers again for what they’ve already built and paid for. Read more>>

Carolina Berry

Berry Sweets Bakery opens business in February 2018, however Macarons were not available to order until late June. Right now, my main focus are Macarons, and pretty soon will start teaching Baking Classes few hours a month, including how to make Macarons. Read more>>

Leslie Paez

I started writing about lessons I learned in each season. My focus now is building a girl gang – She’s DYL (dancing in your love) to remind women we are better together and we are loved in every season, regardless of what we’re going through or what we’ve done. Read more>>

Kayllie Cooper

It wasn’t the wakeboarding, it wasn’t the boats or toys. It wasn’t the jet skis or the wave runners. I was the happiness I felt when at the water. And whenever I went to my happy place, I was in a bikini. I decided to name my future swimwear line Kay Dauria after my grandma. Read more>>

Leah Egwuatu

I became certified in pre & postnatal fitness, and most recently, pilates! Never did I think I would be working with brands I love and have been using for years while inspiring people to be the very best versions of themselves. I’m honored, grateful, and enjoying this ride! Read more>>

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