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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.

Cheryl Castillo-Pope

What makes the Realty even more unique is the 1.5% rebate offer off the house sale prices. This can open doors for new potential home owners; college graduates that are just getting their foot in the door (pun intended), those with just enough down payment but insufficient closing costs, and other various circumstances. Read more>>

Carrie Roper

I LOVE food – all kinds, flavors, and textures. I guess my love for food goes way back as my mom remembers my first (and favorite) word was “chicken” because I loved fried chicken so much and would ask for it by name. Read more>>

Maggie Noel

After teaching golf for about two years, I knew I wanted to go into business for myself. And I also knew I wanted to get into the business of making women (and men) feel good about themselves. I learned about Microblading and immediately know that this was the trade I wanted to learn and offer. Read more>>

Kristen Wells-Lewis

One of my favorite things about The Chemistry Of is that it is a culmination of my many gifts and talents and I’m learning and creating every step of the way. As a child I never left home without a pen, paper and purse , I’ve always loved DIY projects and making things for myself and others. Read more>>

Crystal Oji

I love creating content and getting to share my faith, life, and journey with my amazing subscribers and followers. I love getting to inspire and encourage others to persevere and knowing that I can make a difference in the life of others is so fulfilling. Read  more>>

Hope Carter

My story is a story about the choices that come with second chances. Sure, life hasn’t dealt me the best hand of cards, but I’m still gonna play! I could have chosen to stay mad at the world, give up because I felt so behind in life, or forget about my dreams, but I REFUSE. Read more>>

Pia Das

I found yoga in 2007 around the same time, I began my career as a lawyer at a large firm in New York. At the time, one of the perks of my job was a gym membership. But I wasn’t much of a gym person and took more interest in the group fitness classes. Read more>>

Iris Chang

From ice cream photos to pictures of Cronuts, I noticed people liked my food posts more than my other photos. I eventually started a food-only account, and it was attracting a decent following. Read more>>

Monica Dara Cavazos

The wellness lifestyle was a major part of my life since birth. I believe that for us to optimally thrive is to have our mind, body, and soul in balance. That can be achieved through almost any uplifting avenue whether it’s leading a fit life, artistry, etc… those are just 2 examples of what brought healing to my life. Read more>>

Brittney Feliciano

I was at a point in my life where I didn’t know what I wanted to do, nor did I even know where or how to take a “first step.” They encouraged and poured into me when I didn’t believe in myself and in turn – I’m here today, in my final semester of school. In December, I’ll be receiving my degree in Digital Photography. Read more>>

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