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.
Onome Michelle Nwaneri
It all began in London, 2012. I was pursuing my Master’s degree in HR. My hair was processed, damaged and thin. It didn’t help that I was too busy to pay attention to it either. So, I decided to do the “Big Chop” and start all over. It was a very liberating experience however, I had no backup plan for my hair and I needed to ease into wearing my own natural hair that low. Read more>>