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.
I was born in Baltimore MD, raised by my grandmother until I was adopted at 5 in which I moved to Houston TX. Music has always had a major influence on my life especially having picked it up at the age of 2. Ive overcome many obstacles from dealing with a learning disorder to being a victim of sexual abuse. Read more>>
I became a mom almost 7 years ago and since then have been searching for all of the answers. Like most moms, I turned to the internet to help me figure out “how to mom”. Houston Moms Blog became a saving grace for me because there were moms like me looking for the same answers and support that I was looking for. Read more>>
I think my journey really started 3 years ago when I was a freshmen in college. I always wanted to create a clothing line and a safe space for black women, and that’s when the idea of K’s Kollection was born. K’s Kollection is a lingerie line made by and for women of all shapes and sizes. Read more>>
It all started with a little diary I received as a gift when I was a young girl. As an overly emotional person who struggled with expressing how I felt, writing gave me an outlet. I remember my mom and I would write each other letters often during those tough teenage years. Read more>>
María de los Ángeles Contreras
It all started back in Venezuela when I was 13 years old. Braids became a popular trend and were considered very fashionable informal and casual events. I loved braids since the first time I saw one, but I did not know how to do them. Read more>>