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Trailblazers: Outside 610

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.

Jennifer Ly

When I was a child, I have always pursued art. I started drawing when I was in Elementary school and progressed to sewing in middle school, It wasn’t until my college years, while pursuing my art degree. Read more>>

Erica Bartlett

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, a city that I love. As a child, I was ill, battling severe asthma, which had me in and out of doctors’ offices. Often being held down for so many IV’s and shots, I grew to fear needles and blood. Read more>

Coach Briana James

As a child my dream was to help children. I thought that being a doctor was the best way to achieve my dream, but once I entered college I found that I did not have a love for becoming a doctor but found a love in health. Read more>>

Danica Badurina

I loved hosting and going to sleepovers as a child, so when I was thinking how I could help expand our rentals company ‘UNIK,’ the idea of offering slumber rentals for kids came to mind. Read more>>

Dorothy Strouhal

I have had a life-long passion for hair and makeup. Yes, I was the girl in high school who dumped all her personal makeup out and used it on EVERYONE! If you were darker than me, no problem! A little eye shadow pigment will fix that right up! This God-given passion fueled me to open Your Makeup Expert in 2005. Read more>>

Nydia Huizar

BarbacoApparel was born back in 2014. Partners Matt Contreras, Richard Diaz, and I were working as editors for a publisher and would use our lunch hour or afternoon breaks to think of side businesses for extra income and added professional experience. Read more>>

Amber Isaac

I had never been athletic or done any sports but I had a passion for dance and a determination to become that girl in the photo. I started by taking a few Lyra classes and shortly after my aerial addiction began and I wanted to learn it all. Read more>>

Heather Samper

I work at Moody Gardens in Galveston as biologist in the rainforest. My zoo keeping career started here in 1998 in the aquarium working with the penguins and the seals. I met my two best friends here and after they left Moody Gardens. Read more>>

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