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 fell in love with makeup my freshman year in high school. From the jump, I realized that as a dark-skinned female, I did not have a lot of options in the makeup world. Being the headstrong independent woman that I was raised to be, I wanted to fix that for every dark-skinned female. But, as time went on and I grew, I realized that dark-skinned people are not the only ones that are “excluded” from the beauty industry. Read more>>
It was in 2018 that I had a “come to Jesus” moment and realized event planning was not my passion and that working with children was not just a means to an end. Children are my purpose. They are my passion. It was then that I started Littles In Training with the focus of sleep training and have not looked back. Read more>>
I’ve been playing dress up since a little girl. Fashion has always been something I’ve been passionate about. I would ‘dress to nines’ everywhere I’d go…still do..Since the age of 13, my mom has been motivating me to start a YouTube channel (to share my eye for style) but I never thought to take it serious. Read more>>
Haydy Galvan- Arias
I enjoyed planning my daughter’s birthday parties months in advance. I would spend countless hours pinning , and screen shooting party ideas.Every year the themes she would choose were not sold at stores, so i had to improvise and DIY most of the decor. I really enjoy crafting and decorating, so I didn’t mind it at all. Read more>>
I have always had a love for shopping and being stylish. From my late teen years to early twenties, I always worked retail and enjoyed it. My family and friends often reach out to me for current style tips, information on when the next “big sale” is and to go shopping with them. Read more>>
I started my blog in 2017 while I was working in Human Resources and about one month away from having my first baby. I had been wanting to create an online space to share bits and pieces of our lives and also to serve as a portfolio of my writing. I continued to blog through my maternity leave and returning to work for most of 2017. Read more>
One of my favorite things to do is find beautiful objects, thing, etc. I love design, colors, things with a story. So, I created ‘danachee’ in hopes to share snippets of my life from my kids to my home to my travels. Read more>>
I was born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, New York up until 2007. Throughout my adolescence; I never seemed to fit in with the masses. I wasn’t athletic, insanely smart, or to my standards, all that beautiful. I lacked confidence but made up for it by being overly nice so that other people would like me. Read more>>