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.
My name is Valencia Brown as long as I can remember I love creating different things and I felt as though I saw the world differently than other people. I loved when I was in my creative mode it really made me happy and excited. My creative side had to take a back seat once I got pregnant and life started getting real for me. Read more>>
For years I have battled with my weight. Growing up being known as “Big Kam” was who I thought I was going to be until one day I didn’t like what was looking back at me. I remember my mother and grandma putting me in weight watchers and also making bets with me to lose weight because they seen how depressed I was. Read more>>
I was a sophomore in college when I actually started to look more into starting a business. I told my mom and she told me, “honey go after your dreams”! I began to look at sunglasses because who doesn’t need sunglasses in Texas! I did good for a couple of weeks selling sunglasses here and there but then I stopped. Read more>>
I was in middle school. Doing quick styles on my friends in the locker room after practice. I’d charge $5 for braid/ponytail styles. From there, I began styling the older girls got things like Homecoming or Jr Prom. Being that my sister was older. Read more>>
My first passion was my candle business, Queen’s Creations, and it launched in December 2018. One day, I realized that I had the mindset and skills to become an entrepreneur and that I should just go for it. I’m so glad that I decided to just say ‘Go!’ because I fell in love with the project and the process. Read more>>
My passion for cooking started as a kid. I would watch my mom and dad cook in the kitchen all the time, taking mental notes on what they were doing, how they were cooking. My dad once said: you can only mess up a meal by making it too salty or burning it. And the first meal I made as a child was salty and burnt (lol), but they still ate it. Read more>>