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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.

Alexandera Neuls

I am a southern girl that was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. I found the love of hair at a very early age, 14, to be exact. With the help of a great mentor, she encouraged me to pursue the beauty industry. I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2003 and started working as a full-time stylist in 2007. Read more>>

Sadé Hill

I have had a love for fashion and style for as long as I can remember. When I was a child my mother and I would shop until the stores closed. I had been wanting to start a fashion blog for quite some time. Read more>>

Karen Rose Edwards

I began a new journey as an independent distributor in a direct sales company. As a result, I faced challenges, obstacles, and new ways of thinking that required getting to know myself in a deeper way. Through the friendships and leadership of this company, I began a journey of facing the self-imposed limitations, fears, strongholds, and false beliefs that held me back from success. Read more>>

Jalia Walda

I came to US as an immigrant but during my stay at home waiting for my paperwork so that I can get a job, my passion for makeup inspired me to start a YouTube channel where I eventually got confidence to show my knowledge about makeup, hair & beauty. I got a lady who asked me if I was doing makeup on other people & definitely said yes. Read more>>

Latavia Marshall

I am 19 years old, born and raised here in Houston, Texas. My passion for cosmetics came about in middle school. Like many young girls, I begin playing in my Mom’s makeup bag early on. I would try to make my face in elementary. In middle school, I started to understand what makeup tool was used for what features. I would apply makeup and even go as far as clean under my brows with my razor. Read more>>

Brianne Thomas

My journey has been a long one full of twists and turns, but I’m grateful to be where I am after many years of hard work. I got started as a Graphic Designer when I needed a “back up plan” for photography. I started my business about three years ago and I haven’t looked back! I’ve been a photographer for almost ten years and a designer for five. Read more>>

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