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Trailblazers: Neartown

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 Neartown that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Miriah Soliz

As a native Houstonian, Miriah Soliz has an ongoing passion and commitment for working and representing her clients and their families; she shares the vision and aim as the youngest female attorney at the Ammons Law Firm LLC. Read more>>

Dr. Kristy Hamilton

Plastic surgery. Two words backed by endless possibility and innovation. Plastic surgery is derived from the Greek “plastikos” meaning “to shape” or “to mold”. In a sense, I feel like life took an unusual path one day and began to “mold” me in a similar fashion after a middle school sports accident. Read more>>

Six Gawd

I am a survivor. All Women of Color are survivors. Each day we wake up in a world that institutionally treats us as an afterthought, we prove that we can and will survive. I spent a long time searching for… something. I felt a mysterious void in my life. Read more>>

Vero Nica

I started going out to night clubs at an early age. I was so Fascinated with the night life. I wanted to be apart of people having a great time. Every time I went I made sure to meet a staff member. Eventually I knew everyone and that’s when i started to work at them. Read more>>

Shelena Shulterbrandt

Since I was a young girl I’ve always been fascinated by art. I would spend hours just drawing. Growing up in the U. S. Virgin Islands I always loved watching my granny sew. She would transform plain fabric sheets into my beautiful school uniforms. Read more>>

Victoria Sheffield

When I was twelve years old, my mother decided to splurge on redecorating our family room. This was during the summer, while I was spending my days lazily at home. While I don’t recall his name, I’ll never forget the joy the Interior Designer brought my mother. Read more>>

Rochelle Thomas

I have been a part of the beauty industry for 15 plus years as a hair care professional and expert. As a hair care professional and fitness enthusiast, I began helping my clients on the importance of creating a healthier lifestyle by the usage of taking supplemental vitamins for their hair, skin and nails. Read more>>

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