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Trailblazers: North Loop

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

Karen Perez

I believe we all as women have a fire inside of us that is ready to shine. Yes, we face struggles, challenges and maybe rejection, however, I believe if we share the goodness we all have, we can make other lives a better world. Jewelry has always been a part of my life ever since I was a little girl. I was always your fashionista. Read more>>

Yazmin Cherety

From one idea to another, while I was going to College, Cosmetology started to catch my attention. I then enrolled in a cosmetology school and completed all my courses and received my Cosmetologist license. In my time at cosmetology school, I realized the main thing I enjoyed and really loved was Makeup. Read more>>

Amber E. Williams

My career began as a high school English teacher. It was my life goal to teach in a classroom! I experienced great success as a teacher and caught the attention of campus leadership which began my ascension into school leadership. Over the years, I held a variety of campus leadership titles and rose to the rank of Principal. Read more>>

Kaelin Norris

My journey started with depression. Life for me had literally turned upset down. At one point in my life, I had been very charismatic, adventurous and full of ambition. A year prior to November of 2018, I started the outline of Kae Kae’s Corner but never got around to it, being that I was in a dark place. Read more>>

Laura Roberts

After graduating from college in 2013, I started my career as a management consultant. Travel and consulting go hand in hand and I was in a position where I was traveling EVERY week for work. Before starting my first project, I heard horror stories from all of my coworkers about how it was impossible to lead a healthy lifestyle on the road. Read more>>

Bianca Smith

I am an advocate for justice and equity in health care. As a Licensed Master Social Worker here in the state of Texas, I am passionate about increasing mental health awareness and acceptance, especially among people of color. Just five days before my brother was murdered, I learned that I had been accepted as a graduate student at Baylor University. Read more>>

Shel LaMothe

As a New Orleans native, who grew up as a track star amongst other sports, once I decided to end my track career, like other athletes, mental health began to overwhelm me. I battled with my faith, my relationships, and my emotional state, but just chose to ignore it.  Read more>>

Christina Rodriguez

I created my own beauty marketing and branding classes that I was also teaching to a cosmetologist and makeup lovers. Shortly after the Small Business Development Center reached out to me to teach a marketing class for small business owners, I taught a social media class to small business owners. Read more>>

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