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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.

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>>

Jess Garcia

I have always been a creative person. Right out of high school, I enrolled at a locate trade school and got my degree in graphic design. I decide to take my career to Austin, maybe a change of scenery would be better. Worked at a few design companies and a few restaurants/bars trying to find what made me happy. It wasn’t until a few friends of mine said, ‘you just need to go get your cosmetology license already’. Read more>>

Renee Beck

About five years ago, I was approached by a friend at church to see if I could make a cake and some cookies with royal icing for an upcoming kids birthday party. I remember laughing and asking her what royal icing was. Honestly, I had only ever done cakes for my kids’ birthdays. I told her I would give it a shot- with help from YouTube and a good friend of mine (who had decorated cookies before). Read more>>

Christina Rodriguez

The non-profit began as a passion project to bring awareness to the Latina Wage gap and expose Latins girls to STEM after school activities and then it became a 501 (C)3 to drive our efforts in implementing STEM after school programs in HISD, AISD and CISD. The plan is to have chapters all over the U.S. to change the depressing statistic of only 2% Latinas in STEM. Read more>>

LaTisha Brooks

I Grew up a Preacher’s kids, in Houston, TX where my Sundays were spent watching choirs sing and later watching my parents in ministry. My love for watching the ladies in beautiful suits and hats later moved me to open First Lady Boutique, and my love for reading moved me to begin writing Christian Fiction. Read more>>

Tierra White

My name is Tierra White, and I am from the Acres Homes Community. I’m the author of my newly released book “I Went Through All That For What” which is about me as a child and the childhood trauma I endured living in a single-parent household where my father was distant and mother was distracted. Read more>>

Lauren Dazey

Texas girl born and raised. In my younger years I moved around Texas always at a new school in a new city long enough to make a friend than off to the next, or so it seemed. It wasn’t until we moved to San Antonio where we were able to make a home. My high school years were filled with friends, dance team, and a little trouble. Read more>>

Cortney Torres

Being the youngest of my siblings and most of my girl cousins, I always looked up to them and from a young age wanted to experiment with hair and makeup. Throughout high school I had the same desires but being the tough industry cosmetology is, I began looking into colleges instead. Read more>>

Crystal Vaughn

I officially started my business in 2016. For a while, I was just posting edited cell phone shots of my kids for fun and people started asking me how much I charge for sessions. I thought to myself, “if people want to pay me for cell phone pictures, I may need to start a business. Read more>>

Linda Nguyen

I started my blog in 2009 as purely a hobby. I didn’t yet know how to take beautiful photos or optimize my posts for search engines. I just happily plugged away sharing what’ve enjoyed eating around Houston and Austin. In 2014, I picked up my first DSLR. In 2015, I got laid off my admin/marketing job and decided to take a leap into focusing on my photography and blogging as sources of income. Read more>>

Tyler Bryant

Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be in a woman with her own business but needed some time to explore what exactly that would be. Food and community have been a huge part of my identity. All of the women in my family loved entertaining, and by proximity. Read more>>

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