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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.

Leticia Nancy Mendoza

I began dreaming of opening up my own little cake shop; I knew I had the skills to manage a team of people and I always felt that I had an eye for design. My passion grew for crafting beautiful cakes. Read more>>

Maranda Evans

I spent most of my teenage life depressed and suicidal. In April of 2014, I wrote my first book entitled, Troubled. It started as just a journal to release the pain that I had been carrying for ten years. Read more>>

Ebony Angela

Ever since I was a child I always was fascinated by beauty and how it made me feel and once I got in school and started embarking on makeup artistry I realized what it did for women and it’s been a journey since… Read more>>

Karmyn Oluremi

I wasn’t always interested in makeup. In fact, I thought it was gross and the most unnecessary step to one’s day. Foolishness. High school rolls around and I discover black kohl eyeliner, then mascara, lip gloss followed and eventually the most colorful eyelids I could fashion. Read more>>

Tiffaney Dale Hunter

The Houston Hunter is a lifestyle blog that showcases the many hidden gems in Houston and beyond. Tiffaney grew up in the Katy and Northwest Houston areas before going away to college in North Texas. Read more>>

Lindsay Rhodes

Though I loved my manager and I was good at my job, I began craving more of a creative outlet. I had always loved putting outfits together and decorating my apartment. Read more>>

Dezaree’ Lusk

Divine Hair Co., specializes in Custom Cranial “hair wig” Prostheses, Eyelash Extensions, and Microblading/3D Brows. Dezaree’ seeks to empower and promote the emotional well-being of people during this traumatic time in their life. Read more>>

Shon Anderson

I’ve been a makeup enthusiast since about 2007. In college purchased my first bit of makeup from MAC & slowly began to increase my interest in makeup! I decided in 2013 to start doing makeup professionally. Read more>>

Alessandra Manrique

I always loved being in front of the camera and had a passion for fashion. However, at only a little over five feet tall, I was not sure how I would be able to make things such as modeling a full time career. Read more>>

Caelyn Pho

I actually don’t remember how or where the idea came from, but when I was 12, I wanted to start a “blog” to share my love for writing. Can you imagine? A little 12 year old contemplating on which platform to use? I don’t even think the term “blogger” was even a common term back then! Read more>>

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