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.
Kelsey Aldinger and Kelsey Baty
We are lifelong friends whose bond has remained strong over the past twenty-six years. We spent our childhood days playing together at one another’s houses, and that play dates morphed into phone dates through high school and college. Read more>>
I threw myself into the huge blogging community that is in Houston and met so many other bloggers and entrepreneurs that really inspired me. I love being in a community with so many people who encourage each other and help each other grow and achieve their dreams. Read more>>
I do fashion and family, and most of my paid work is family orientated. Some girls can do healthy eating, working out, cooking. Fashion is just so generalized, and you can get swallowed up in it. Pick something to make yourself stand out from everyone else. Read more>>
Having two more students approaching school age, it gave me time to really ask the biggest question yet of our homeschool journey: How far we will take this? Despite all the challenges, we haven’t hesitated to say all the way. I now homeschool my eldest full time at home, and next year our five-year-old son will join her. In time so will the two-year-old. Read more>>
I started taking photos for a friend’s business and loved curating, copywriting, and styling her products for social media. I knew that my eye for design and corporate retail experience was going to be a killer combo for digital marketing. Read more>>
I found that I really loved to design and create unique cutters for myself and after some words of encouragement from my husband, we decided to start a shop on Etsy! We ship our cutters worldwide and get to share our unique designs with all the amazing “cookiers” out there. Read more>>
I know sometimes we can see social media as something negative, but I’ve really seen such a positive impact through it. I think we can use our platforms to spread positivity and shine a light for others who might really need to hear an encouraging word. Read more>>
This one picture made me face the truth that as confident as I seemed on the outside, inside I was still working on being that person. The Instagram post received incredibly positive and encouraging feedback from the people around me. It jolted me into this body positive role of accepting all flaws. Read more>>
Abby Van Egdom
I’ve learned that relationships are not easy; they take dedication, effort, and commitment to get through hardships and to truly appreciate the special moments. In the most challenging times, it has been essential for me to have the support of my husband. Read more>>
Theresa Lynn Chretin
I am who I am by the grace of God. So now I am on a mission to spread The Gospel, the good news about a miracle working God. A Deliverer from an abusive marriage and a deadly disease. Though these episodes alone were traumatic, the 20 years of healing have shaped me into the gracious gift that the Lord can use. Read more>>