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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.

Macy Lima

I started with the design of the flower arrangements and ended up creating the the whole event. I had no idea that this personal occasion would turn into my passion years later and when I look back, it is still one of my most favorite moments. Read more>>

Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips is the founder and original owner of Obsidian Beauty Supply in Houston Texas; she is now launching a NEW beauty brand called BiCoastalBeauti! Read more>>

Anel Lestage

My journey in photography began as a mom with a camera wishing to photograph her kids. Photography challenged me to find the peace among the madness that is motherhood. Read more>>

Racheal Adetayo

It took me some time to figure out how to answer this question because my road to photography has been long with many different turns. Growing up, I have always been interested in creative things. Read more>>

Jennifer Oliva

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to do hair and makeup. With encouragement from my parents I became a nurse at a young age and worked in a holistic practice for many years. Read more>>

Mong Bui

After I resigned from my first full-time job that was based in Austin, TX in early 2017, I wanted to create something simple just to keep me occupied. I got some exposure to product photography and styling photoshoots while I was at my job and I loved those aspects among a few others. Read more>>

Michelle Roycroft

I got back into photography and started a business that was beginning to thrive when I decided on a whim to make a video of my brother’s wedding. The day I put the last touches on the editing of their film, I was hooked. Read more>>

Amanda Moya

My interest in photography began in high school when I would go antique shopping with my friends. I was always drawn to the old cameras and fascinated by film. This fascination is what drove me to choose photography as an elective in school. Read more>>

Nicole Ebbesen Rowan

My sister said, you should start a fashion blog! And so I did. That day, I decided to shop secondhand for a year and blog about it, but once the year was up, I just kept going and I will never go back to regular retail! I have learned so much about fashion… Read more>>

Vanessa Amaya

My journey started at a very young age at the local Town and Country Playhouse which has now been converted into the Queensbury Theatre. I participated in numerous performances during my youth there and was fully able to discover my passion for the Arts. Read more>>

Megan “harperspeaks” Harper

After living in Atlanta for two years free lancing and working for the legendary Ed Lover podcast at DJ Drama’s Meanstreets studios I got into graduate school at Purdue University and I got a chance to move back to Houston relaunch my website and brand… Read more>>

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