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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.

Litzy Vazquez

Litzy Lashes started with the idea to provide a service that created a positive impact to women’s self esteem but more importantly, to create an environment where women could go to talk openly and express themselves freely. Read more>>

Mayra Martinez

I am the daughter of immigrants, so it was always expected of me to do great things. I mean, no one leaves their homeland to come to unknown territory, starts over, starts a family, and does mediocre things. I remember the long hours that my parents both worked. Read more>>

Milla Rios

As many others like myself I grew up in a very poor, working class family. I spent a chunk of my childhood living in a homeless shelter in the Houston area named Star of Hope. The room we lived in had bare concrete walls and every so often they had donors drop off clothes in the lobby for us to rummage through. Read more>>

Kim Nguyen

I can’t remember exactly when I decided I wanted to be an optometrist because it was so long ago but I do remember getting my first pair of glasses in 4th grade and being amazed that I could see the individual leaves on trees across the street. I was born in Indiana but grew up on the northwest side of Houston. Read more>>

Kim Nguyen

I can’t remember exactly when I decided I wanted to be an optometrist because it was so long ago but I do remember getting my first pair of glasses in 4th grade and being amazed that I could see the individual leaves on trees across the street. Read more>>

Shamaine Williams

It all started in 2018 when I was forced to move back to my hometown due to a separation. I moved from Wisconsin to Texas with no job, car, or place of my own. I knew that I didn’t want to go back into the working field and I thought this would be the perfect time. Read more>>

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