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.
Every since I was a kid, music has been my thing. I have vivid childhood memories of me writing down the lyrics to Slick Rick songs or practicing the dance moves to the latest Missy Elliott video. My love for music lead me to start writing songs. Read more>>
Jennifer Celeste Rodriguez
I watched some friends model for years. I always wanted to try but never had the courage or confidence. I always felt insecure about my weight and health. I made some lifestyle changes and lost about 50 pounds. Read more>>
I grew up in East Texas in a small town called Longview where there wasn’t much for a young adult to do. I was naturally a homebody and spent a lot of time creating my own products at home for myself and close loved ones. Read more>>
I could not go without highlighting the importance my parents have had in who I am today. Not only have they shaped me as a person, but thanks to them I am able to be living in Houston. I was only 3 years old. Read more>>
Cerissa Edwards Triggs
I started this business as something I enjoyed doing to assist me in relaxing after a long and stressful day. I have always been a big fan of aroma therapy scents and anything relaxing. After a while I started to make the candles for family and friends and then my coworkers. Read more>>
I always knew that I would pursue a career within the medical field. I ended up deciding on becoming a registered nurse. I always thought that I would build on my initial degree with leaning towards advanced practice but wanted to take time to gain bedside experience as a RN and just give myself time to figure out the best route for me. Read more>>
As a young teenager, who grew up in New Orleans, LA, I found myself budgeting my very small summer camp paychecks. I would budget for bus fare, lunch and anything else I needed in order to not have to ask my mom for money. You see, I’m the oldest of 6 children and my mom spent a good portion of our lives as a single parent. Read more>>
The base of it, however, has always been blogging — which I actually started in 2009, back before it was the cool thing to do! During the last 10 years, I’ve also tried my hand at a homemade jewelry business, scentsy, lipsense, running an online women’s clothing boutique. Read more>>
I’m a physician assistant working in a cardiovascular ICU who has a love for jewelry, clothes and spa products! I’m originally from NY and moved to work with a prominent heart surgeon in Texas.
My family lives in New York and California and I’m a bit of an orphan down here but have amazing friends who have become family. Read more>>
Leadership has always been a passion of mine, especially developing leadership skills in others. From the time I can remember, my family always promoted “Excellence”. Not “Excellence” in being perfect, but “Excellence” in being imperfect. Read more>>