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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.

Sia Moiwa

Instrument of God, LLC was birthed out of my own life experiences, a corporation and a movement called to help souls that have been bound by the traumas of life and inspire, motivate and equip them to heal and walk into their God-given wholeness. Read more>>

Amanda Corral

I truly love what I do. I did not think I would find something I was as passionate about as music, but this comes very close. It has allowed me the ability to still be creative and meet a lot of new people and flexibility in my schedule to be a great mother. Read more>>

Tina Davis

I designed a line of costume jewelry for 18 years called Valentina Accessories which was sold in department stores and boutiques throughout the country. I eventually became a little bored with production and was interested in things that were one of a kind. Read more>>

Satin Williams

At the age of seven, I was already in the kitchen. Bacon was one of my dad’s favorites breakfast foods, so daddy’s little girl would pull up a chair to the stove and hope for the best. Every time I was done, my dad would say “this is the best bacon I’ve ever eaten.” I knew right then, and there I enjoyed making others happy with my cooking. Their expressions would give me so much joy, and please don’t let them do the eating dance, that would make my day! As I got older, cooking became my stress relief. Nothing is more relaxing than coming home creating something for my family and friends. Read more>>

Nia McLaurin

What makes me TheHairPlugg is my perfectionist work of art I construct on my clients heads weekly, my collection of mink extensions line( amongst other merchandise ) , my outstanding customer service and drive to expand my brand. Read more>>

Gina Linton

I have a wonderful family and married to the greatest guy on earth Charles Linton. I’m a active Minister at my church, youth choir director, youth minister and armor bearer. Without God I wouldn’t be here today. I Give him thanks for creating me to be the woman of my dreams. Read more>>

Lilian Sanchez

I stared 25 years ago in the beauty industry, First as a nail specialist then my passion for hair coloring took all my work time. Years of hard work and dedication went on, I opened my own beauty saloon and became very busy. Read more>>

Blaine Ochoa

My blog, Beauty With Blaine, was inspired by the first article I wrote for one of the magazines. I also am a professional in the media industry, working as an account executive for a television station in Beaumont, TX. Read more>>

Bri Braggs

I began to post what I was learning and researching on Instagram and began to attract clients that needed help balancing hormones and getting pregnant. In the beginning, I made custom essential oil blends for my clients and one particular formula worked really well. Read more>>

Monica Zoubovsky

I have always been a curious woman that loves to learn and try new things. I love crafting and enjoy so much creating new things. I married into a family of beekeepers, so having all this honey around made me realize the benefits of honey when applied to the skin. Read more>>

Shannelle (Lindsay) Strimple

Being dissatisfied with the options, I decided to take a completely different path. After quite a bit of research, I found myself formulating my own all-natural concoctions with the intent to just soothe my skin because the other methods seemed futile for any long-term help. Read more>>

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