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.
Being inspired by my mother and sisters, hair became a passion. Once I was able to do my own hair I experimented with different styles and techniques. Practicing on family and friends, my talent flourished. Working many different jobs throughout the years, hair had always been my outlet and my go to. Read more>>
I started as a licensed Hairstylist in 1996. I left briefly(4 years) to give Corporate America a try and I decided in January of 2000 that I wanted to be in the salon full time. I worked in five salons over the course of 18 years to date. I started developing an interest in makeup in 2002. As the years passed, my interest progressed to a “Love” and now it’s a “PASSION”. Read more>>
Santa Naisha Palacios
Surprisingly, I didn’t major in some kind of art, instead I’m a Sociology major with a minor in Psychology. But who knows, I might go into art therapy one day! So, how did Isha Prints get started? Well, I joined an organization on campus and I started making their flyers and graphics. Read more>>
Being a photographer means getting to create memories that will be shared for generations. Something that families can cherish; a glimpse into their past, a moment forever burned into time. I am so extremely blessed to be able to have a job that is also my passion. Read more>>
Doing art and creating through photography. It was going well, but I needed more consistent income, so I started working odd jobs learning different skills and trades. I loved helping people, and it was really a passion of mine to do so. Read more>>
Crys “Crys The Artist” Vaughn
I have always been fascinated by the wonderful world of beauty. I can recall as early as 5 or 6 years old watching in true amazement the ladies at work transforming woman after woman at the salon where my mom would have her hair done. Read more>>
I’ve always been a pretty active person. I played sports in high school and was involved in various organizations and extracurricular activities. After college, I had the opportunity to play basketball professionally overseas. Read more>>
After being a teacher and counselor for 13 years, my husband and I decided staying at home would be a good choice for our family. I had a toddler and a newborn so I often felt lost in this new change. Writing has always been an outlet for me, and I loved following blogs that were real, raw, and honest. Read more>>
I believe everything in our life happens for a reason. I went through being sick and unhappy, not sure what I would be doing today. My goal in life is to continue to encourage and motivate people to be healthy and stay active. Read more>>
I got to where I am today by allowing life’s experiences to reveal the need of the world. My childhood had a rude awakening. Being raised in a single parent home, and the oldest of 10, we bounced from house to house, shelter to shelter, school to school, year after year. Read more>>
My infinity for writing and public speaking began at the tender age of eight. Truth be told, I struggled with friendships, body shaming issues, rejection but more importantly myself. I didn’t see me. I poured my heart and soul on loose leaf sheets with a number two pencil. Read more>>
Throughout my childhood I loved everything about fashion. My dream was to be a model. After turning 18 I followed that dream! A few years went by and I learned so much about the fashion industry. I no longer wanted to model I wanted to be the one to make the garments. Read more>>