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.
Rosanna Lopez, and Veronica Moya
Elixir Med Spa is a family owned business that started with 2 sisters that left their positions as ER nurses to venture into the world of Aesthetics. Rosanna, RN starting working at a small medical spa and within 6mths ventured out on her own. Read more>>
I, like most girls, started doing makeup in high school. I did my own prom look, but I’ll be the first to tell you that I was in no way knowledgeable or skilled. Read more>>
About 3 years ago, while working as a 911 dispatcher, I decided to work on starting a career in the beauty industry. I enrolled into beauty school as a full time student all while working as a full time dispatcher. Read more>>
Victoria O. Garcia
I started taking pictures in High School, and at the time, I wanted to be an artist, or a photojournalist. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties that the idea of owning my own business came about. Read more>>
I have always loved fashion and dressing up has always been one of my favorite things to do. I also noticed that in my group of friends I was always called the trendy one. I would often be asked for help in putting my friend’s outfits together. Read more>>
I grew up a huge tomboy so if you would have told me I’d be a Makeup Artist I would have called you crazy. I got my first glimpse at the world of makeup while working for a prominent cosmetic line as a cashier. Read more>>
While living in North Carolina, my husband and I began fostering dogs. We ended up falling in love with our first foster pup and ultimately “foster failed.” We adopted Maddi and suddenly we were a family of 4, two people and two pups. Read more>>
Today I still blog and am more consistent than ever and still have my online boutique however the tricky part has been trying to find a way to manufacture my designs. I’m still working to get that accomplished and that’s one of my biggest goals right now. Read more>>
Thanks to my deep Scandinavian roots I have an affinity for cardamom, baked goods, and spending time in the kitchen getting my hands dirty. I set aside my culinary interests to pursue an archaeology degree instead because it seemed more practical at the time. Go figure. Read more>>
Jeruanna “Jay” Alvarado
I knew Fashion was my passion at a very young age. I became serious about turning fashion into my career very early on in life and got my degree in 2009. From there I started my own sewing business and worked with many major and smaller companies. Read more>>