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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.

Alley Leto

I was a full-time stay at home mom, raising 3 children for over 8 years. In 2015, I went through a very challenging time. I woke up one day and realized something had to give. I had to make some changes. So, I made a 2016 resolution to start doing things that filled my spirit. I dusted off my camera and started taking pictures again. Read more>>

Janine Sanborn

When I was in elementary school, I was always the one to add a sequin belt to my outfit or bring a purse as an accessory. I was even given the “Fashion Queen” award in fourth and fifth grade; so extra, I know! My mom was a fashionista too, so she always dressed me up a child. Since then, I have always looked up to celebrities and their style for the latest trends. Read more>>

Lois Rico

I’m a born and raised Houstonian. Growing up, I always had a passion for the arts, specifically music, makeup artistry and photography. I’d sit in my room with my radio blasting and I’d flip through the pages of vogue. I always imagined one day I could create a scenery or atmosphere just like in the very pages that so inspired me. Read more>>

Keira Knox

I am a 911 Dispatcher for the Cy-Fair VFD and the wife of a Houston Police Officer. Being a first responder family can sometimes be stressful, but me making my crafts is my way to relax. Most of my customers are first responders as well. It’s a tight knit community. Read more>>

Taylor Walker

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to model. I grew up watching Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model. After getting hooked on the show, modeling became something I really wanted to do. I felt it was something unattainable as I grew older because of all of the restrictions to get into the industry such as height and weight requirements or just having “the look.” When I got older, specifically into college, I saw a shift in the industry. Read more>>

Jenna Crawford

My hobby blossomed after leaving an education degree on the table at Texas A&M, when I realized that public education was not my calling and I needed a creative outlet. My journey that brought me where I am today is largely in part due to the faith of my clients, mentors, teachers and my supportive husband. Read more>>


Melody Price

Food used to be my only focus but when my IG handle evolved so did my content. I have many interests, food being the main one but now I post about lifestyle, events, beauty. A little bit of everything really. I’m about to re-do my whole site, The broke Foodie, to Meals With Mel, so I’m excited to see where all this goes. Read more>>

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