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Trailblazers: South Loop

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 South Loop that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Danielle James

I’ve always loved fashion and creating. When I started 1001 I was traveling all the time and found myself constantly buying new swimsuits for my trips. I’d rework some of the pieces and posted pictures of me in them online. Read more>>

Shannon Winger

I was in my very first fashion related event when I was a senior at Elsik High School. I had signed up to be a model for the (then) annual fashion show in the spring of ‘15. Later that year, I graduated from high school, left the nest and, met my boyfriend at U of H. Read more>>

Syeta Thomas

Perfect 4 Ever Hair started as just an idea! My daughter came to saying that she wanted to be a young entrepreneur and start a hair company. We immediately started researching and testing out human hair. Our main focal point being the “quality” of the hair. Read more>>

Ahouefa Flavie Vodounou

I was born in Benin, W. Africa, but moved to the States when I was 1 years old. Even though I grew up here in the US, my parents made sure that my siblings and I kept our culture close to our hearts through traditional music, food, clothing, and being able to travel back home every once and a while. Read more>>

Tadessa Amineh Johnson

I have been a vocalist all my life. As I child I performed regularly at various events and venues to include the annual Houston International Festival, and The People’s Workshop. I began studying vocal music and graduated from the High School of Performing and Visual Arts. Read more>>

Tiffany Nesbit

I am originally from New Orleans Louisiana. My father and brother are master musicians and craftsmen, and my mother is a creative and designer. The majority of my friends and mentors are some form of artist, whether musician or visual. Read more>>

Codi Wiener

I learned of my passion for women’s health while in the Peace Corps in 2000. I knew I wanted to be a physician but it wasn’t until I realized the need to advocate for women and teach women about their health that I decided I wanted to be an OB/GYN. Read more>>

Ona Linton

I am a Freelance Makeup-artist. I was born and raised in Deer Park Texas, but lived in the Bay Area, California for two years & graduated from high school out there. From an early age, I was always so fascinated with makeup. Read more>>

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