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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.

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>>

Cindy Olivas

I started matching outfits, taking pictures, and creating content for my Instagram at the beginning of this year. Like most people, I always had the urge to express myself on an open platform. Read more>>

Chrystal Espinosa

It started the year 2008. I was a receptionist for a salon and I would always have my makeup all done up and different eye makeup looks all the time. I would get compliments from my supervisor, former coworkers and customers. Read more>>

Christi Schambach

Social media played a huge part in my business growth. It was all I had to get clients in the door. All of my clientele has been word of mouth, Instagram or Facebook. Those silly hashtags people make fun of have been my best friend. Read more>>

Dannie Kelly

About 4 years ago, my husband (TréVoy Kelly) picked up a camera for the first time in one of his art classes. Like a true artist, he immediately began to explore the world through the lens. What started as a simple hobby, developed into a deep passion. Read more>>

Ms CanArt

I created CanArt because I have always been extremely creative and artistic as a child. It never left me and in 2014, I decided to take it seriously and give it all I had, blood, sweat tears, trials, and errors. Read more>>

Isis Smalls

In the classroom, I discovered that I had a gift for engaging and inspiring youth. I enjoyed teaching reading and English, but nothing felt more fulfilling to me than when we’d discuss life in general. Read more>>

Lateesha Winston

Massage therapy was something that I would say somewhat fell into my lap. While working as an assistant manager in retail, after about 5 years of being stagnant with work, I decided it was time for me to find a career. Read more>>

Paola Marquez

Helping others has always been very fulfilling but I took it to a whole new level about five years ago when I realized that I could truly make a difference in people’s lives. That’s how everything started, that’s how Pao’s Fit World started. Read more>>

Shawna Beck

My desire is to create art that reflects the beauty and grace of traditional paintings within the photographic medium, all while learning and growing as an artist myself. Read more>>

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