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 Richmond that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Gavina De Leon
Writing has always been a part of my life. I started writing poetry at a very young age, but there are only a handful of people who have read all of my work. I suppose fear is ultimately the main reason that I’ve kept most, if not everything I’ve written to myself. Read more>>
I always have said to my readers if you’re looking for correct grammar and commas, I’m not your writer. If you’re looking for truth and a reminder that you were created with purpose, click the link. Read more>>
Humanity and the human condition, humor, and exaggeration exist in the content of my work. I love change and challenge, which is why there is such a variety of different styles in my portfolio. I love to observe the simple and also the complexities of life and form. Read more>>
Shay Moné is an outlet for her to share the journey of her personal style, home decor, and all that life throws at her being a mom. Shay Moné is the perfect outlet to catch up and follow for not just moms, but anyone who is striving to be fashionable in this thing we call life! Read more>>
I encourage everyone to dream- start a business, do what they love, and most importantly to utilize the gifts they were born with. If you dream it, I’ll help you create and design it. Jem’s purpose is to help others design their vision, and bring their dreams to life. Read more>>
Dr. Jennifer Williams
I met several other folks along the way who wanted to help horses, and we banded together to form a rescue. Several of us later left that organization to form Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, and Bluebonnet has been helping horses throughout Texas since 2005. Read more>>
My class is a mixture of hip hop and stylized jazz. Sometimes I’ll even invite my class to bring their high heels to challenge themselves and spice up the dance just a little bit! I will officially start teaching my dance classes at the end of august. You can follow me on social media to get all the updates! Read more>>
I do not own my own business, however I have created myself as a petite model. I started off in 2016 by applying to different agencies throughout the Houston area. I only heard on response back for an audition, and I was so excited. Read more>>
My story began when I realized my life was no longer just about me. The day I found out I was pregnant at only twenty years old, that’s when I knew my life would change completely. Read more>>
After I discovered the world of fashion blogging and shared it with my friends, my friends would often tell me I should start my own blog. I didn’t really think much of it, until I realized that I had a unique voice and could make money doing something that I Ioved. Read more>>
The more I wrote, the lighter I felt and soon enough my experiences started to match the dreams I had journale. The perfect six figure income jobs came and everything else fell into place, just because I shifted from victim-hood and blame to taking responsibility. Read more>>