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 Outside 610 that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
The quick version is that I am an artist and a student. I think someone more pretentious might just call themselves an “artist” or a “student of the world,” or a “forever student,” but I like both titles. It’s more honest and equally reflects my time and interests. I am currently in my second year of selling art prints via my brand Almeida(Again) and I am starting the first year of my Ph.D. Read more>>
My journey to discovering that I’m an artist has been a windy one. There are some people who find their passion early on and run with it. I’m not one of those people. I’ve always been the “crafty and creative” friend. In high school, I loved drawing, but I also loved theatre and writing poetry and prose. Read more>>
Pure Joy Training was a desire in my heart long before I ever really knew what it would look like. Four years ago, my husband and I had just moved to a new state, with a new baby and a toddler and I had left the professional world to become a stay-at-home mom. Shortly thereafter, our oldest was diagnosed with special needs and my world was rocked. Read more>>
The idea came to me while working at Moody Gardens as a zookeeper. We were going to the local urban farm and helping them take care of their goats. I realized there was a need and desire for fresh fruits and vegetables in the community. Combining this need with a taproom that supported local breweries and wineries seemed like unique opportunity to expand the eat local. Read more>>
I feel like it’s never quite a linear path and there were a million choices and circumstances that shaped me to do what I’m doing: being an artist living in Houston, TX. I went to the University of Houston to pursue a Bachelor in Fine Art. Read more>>
Sheronna “Ro” Taylor
Growing up in Southlawn, some projects, on the southside of Houston, Texas, my cousin and I used to walk to the corner store every day! I LOVED it! Not just because of the snacks, we would get, it was the fact I would get to pass by Ms. Margaret’s barbershop. She had EVERYBODY in there. Read more>>
I’ve always been very in awe with the lifestyle of entertainment and fashion. Since being a little girl who literally would cut up my jean bottoms and sew different patterns onto them. I also, always thought the art of acting was cool too… being able to portray these lively characters and fill an entire audience of people with an array of emotions is really a gift. Read more>>
Sonya Marie Sky
From a very young age, I knew I was going to become an artist. Picking up a pencil or sharpie was a natural instinct for me. As a little girl, I created my own female characters that embodied my ideals at that time. Fast forward to college and I studied the foundations of drawing and painting at Texas A&M International University. Read more>>