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.
My story begins with the birth of my first child. I had seen a doctor for my prenatal care like everyone in my family had done before me. The appointments were long and unpersonal and I only got to see the doctor briefly. I wanted to birth naturally, without pain medicine. Read more>>
My name is Melissa Moss. I have been married for almost 10 years to my handsome guy, Jared. We have two beautiful girls, Raegan and Taylor. We live in a small town outside of Houston, and we are burning for the more of who Jesus is and to tell the world of His goodness. Read more>>
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had an interest in the beauty industry. From playing in makeup and curating at-home beauty pageants as a child, to owning a skincare studio, beauty has always been close to me. Fun fact: During high school I was the neighborhood kitchen beautician and nail art with makeshift stencils was my jam. Read more>>
Caroline Eaton Pickard
I graduated college in 2015 and started working as a media coordinator for a non-profit. At the same time, I began using essential oils for myself and loved what they were doing for my health and overall lifestyle, so I started sharing that online with friends. Read more>>
My freshman year of high school, I took a home economics class and we would occasionally have days where we would cook or bake something. I really enjoyed that class, and I think that’s when I started to have an interest in baking that by my junior/senior year of high school. Read more>>
I began my journey as an entrepreneur first by being an employee in the salon industry. I knew from a young age that I wanted to do hair. I enrolled in cosmetology school while in high school at the age of 16, I jumped at the opportunity because it meant directing my path toward exploring a real passion of mine. Read more>>