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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.

Stephanie King

After quitting my local government job (so many perks!), putting all my possessions in storage (after selling/donating/trashing over 65% of it), I was jobless, homeless, and ecstatic about an unknown future of travel. Now, fast forward 10 months through 40 spectacular national parks, 24 states, and 2 countries where I climbed mountains, watched the sun rise, and rediscovered myself. Read more>>

Navida Estupinan

I started doing art by accident! I call it the gift and curse of procrastination. I wanted to make a heartfelt Christmas gift for a person that was in my life, I had no idea what I was going to make, but I wanted her to know that it came from love. I waited until two days before Christmas, stayed up all night and came up with a collage that embodied who she was. When people saw it, they loved it and praised how beautiful it was. Read more>>

Perishia Jones

I am in my 7th year of teaching. Six years were at Navasota ISD and this past year, I taught 7th Grade Math at SFA Middle School in Bryan ISD. I received my Master of Education degree today, April 25, 2020. I completed this during a pandemic (Covid-19) while being a new wife to Patrick “Peigh” Jones, giving birth to my first child, Saint Patrick Jones on April 17, 2020. Read more>>

Brittanee’ (Bri) King

I’ve been surrounded and influenced by entrepreneurs for a huge portion of my life. I became an entrepreneur in my own right at the age of 19. From being a talk show host to starting my business, launching Nvsme (pronounced envious me), I have had my fair share of experiences throughout my journey. Read more>>

Yesawanee Fuller

I went natural November 2011 and from then until 2016, I was the typical product junkie. I would use and collect all types of products trying things out to help me with managing my hair. I spent a lot of money on products and had the hardest time finding something that would actually work. Read more>>

Latasha Green

My first introduction into the beauty industry was when I was still in highschool at the age of 15 doing hair in my home after school. I had four clients everyday after school and at least 5-6 on the weekends. That’s where I got my start even before going to beauty school which I did in my senior year and I received my cosmetology license at the age of 19. Read more>>

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