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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.

Ashley Morgan

I realized after working my accounting job for 2 years that I was unhappy with my life. I felt as if all of my time was being wasted fulfilling someone else’s agenda, and I was not adding any value to my life or others. So, after searching for what I wanted to do. Read more>>

Samantha Reddic

After working close to 12 years in retail, I decided I wanted to stay at home and spend more time with my family. I always made treats for family, friends, and coworkers. It was a fun hobby to do when I had the time. Read more>>

Alyson Sartorius

My entire life, I’ve been drawn to anything that could scratch this deep-rooted, creative itch that I have always had. I realized very early on that if a task was not creative in some aspect, I would not enjoy it, and more so, I would probably fail miserably at it. Read more>>

Kamilah McShine-Gregory

Throughout my life, I saw the difference intentional lifestyle actions made as I observed my Uncle managing his heart disease through lifestyle practices such as exercise. Healthy eating, and engaging in activities that spark joy and ignite passion and purpose. Read more>>

Raven Bradley

My aim was to create a community that made people conscious of the different forms of health and wellness outlets to begin their healthy lifestyles. As a soon to be Doctor of Chiropractic medicine, I also wanted to educated people on keeping their bodies healthy outside of the gym. Read more>>

Anika LeBlanc

My love of photography started at a young age… always asking for some type of camera for Christmas or birthdays because I loved capturing moments. I have also always been that annoying friend that will shove a camera in your face or want to take a group picture at any time, nor any place! Read more>>

Martha Serna

I started Serna Insurance in 2001 when the Houston mold crisis caused many insurers to stop writing homeowner insurance. From a spare room in my house, I created our corporation, and got contracts with every insurance company that was still writing insurance in our area. Read more>>

Leslie Margarita

I began creating movies in my parents backyard when I was just 13 years. I’ve always had a passion for telling stories. Ironically though, I took a film photography class while I was in high school and hated it haha! Read more>>

Sarah Tanner

So now, I’m taking pictures of the backyard playtimes, the park dates, and the silly faces because it is all just too precious to risk forgetting. And I am SO honored to be asked to capture my friends’ and clients’ everyday moments and special memories too. Read more>>

Charlene Gonsu

I used to practice looks on myself. Some were complete fails, some not so much but in time it got better. My entourage started pointing out that I have a real skill for this. I started doing make up on my friends and they started telling me that I should get a business started. Read more>>

Adina Mayo

I’m not the type of person to give in easily to my circumstances. I decided to fight for my health. Through a clean and healthy lifestyle, I have battled my way back from days with constant never ending pain to having good and productive days and weeks, with little to no pain. Read more>>

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