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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.

Tomei Richard

I started to brand myself a Makeup Enthusiast until I found I had much more to offer my followers than just a tutorial. I felt you can’t really get my personality via a talk through video, so I started Vlogging, Blogging, and Podcasting. A Day in the Life was unintentionally born. Read more>>

Daniela Sumbera

I always knew I wanted to make a difference in my community. I knew I was meant to touch lives. I just didn’t know how I could possibly do it. After earning a Business Degree from the University of Houston, I still found myself trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, my purpose. Read more>>

Madison Thomas

I played the drums since I was a little girl behind my mother in church and learned about how to volunteer my services to the community and how to be paid as a musician. I begin to play four different churches self-taught since I was ten years old and I polished my craft by practicing every single week. Read more>>

Breanne Johnson

I have been fortunate to have traveled to some beautiful places in this world. Along the way, I left pieces of my heart in those places I visited. It’s really hard to keep my heart whole when my feet are in Texas. I’m determined to not let geographical location be a reason I cannot still be a part of something bigger than myself. Read more>>

Hayley McGee

Each of those hardships, no matter how big or small, shaped me into who I am today, but also gave me the gut-wrenching feeling to start a blog to share my life with others. My blog is called Bold and Brave Life and I share just about everything – Read more>>

Marcia Hoang

As a graphic designer, I loved this idea and asked her what she was thinking. She told me she wanted to include a lamb theme with basketball somehow and to have the colors be orange, blue and grey. It was a challenge I was ready to take on! Read more>>

Eva Tuyen

It all started with a paper and pencil and just went from there. Throughout high school and college, I always found myself sketching and rendering. It could be a still object, something from my imagination or reference. anything and everything I came across. Read more>>

Gabriela Melendez

Since I was a little girl, I’ve been interested in everything related to Arts and Crafts. Activities like sewing, embroidering, painting, decorating and piñata making really caught my attention. To me, these are very satisfying because I get to see people smiling after seeing the finished product and I love that. Read more>>

Amber Oliver

My DIY and craft blog has led to some amazing opportunities: I’ve done multiple collabs with The Home Depot, I have a contract with JOANN, and I did a weekly live DIY segment on Hometalk’s Facebook page for their 8 million followers. Read more>>

Karla Ivette

I loved everything that had to do with the beauty industry. I loved dressing up playing with my mother’s makeup & high heels. I would see my mom dressing up and doing her makeup and hair and I honestly admired how can all this uplift a women’s confidence. Read more>>

Jammie Ivory

Once I told God that I was no longer of afraid of the calling, He gave me with Life After Life LAL and Pretty Girls Like Pretty Things PGLPT, I stepped out on faith, prayer, and the support of my family. Read more>>

Jacqueline D. Howard

Approximately 27 years ago, I had been working for San Diego City schools 5 years and had recently accepted new position doing attendance for a middle school of approximately 1400 students. Part of my responsibilities was to follow up on habitually truant students. Read more>>

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