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Trailblazers: Stafford

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

Danielle Haynes

I was born and raised in Southwest Houston, TX, Alief to be exact. Growing up I loved dressing up and coordinating different looks together. I was the type of person who needed a new outfit for every event. (Who did I think I was?) I always received compliments on the way I dressed. Read more>>

Akilah Bennings

As a young woman of color and a product of a divorced family, my heart’s desire was to help people understand that they were important and that they have someone to help them achieve their goals, they just may not yet know who that person is. Read more>>

Syreeta “Sy” Asad

Sy Asad, born in Philadelphia and raised in Houston, is a published author, freelance writer, songwriter-singer as well as entrepreneur. As a child, she escaped through books and reading was one of her favorite things to do. She wrote her first song at seven years old. Read more>>

Carlete Metoyer

I am the granddaughter of sharecroppers who only completed the 6th and 8th grades. What my grandparents lacked in education, they doubled in wisdom and hard work, passing it on to their children, then grandchildren. Read more>>

Dayel Banks

Dancing has always been a part of my life! I started wobbling around the coffee table before I could walk and eventually my parents decided that I should take dance classes. Read more>>

Maddi Keyes

I’m the owner of Maddi Keyes Photography. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have three beautiful baby girls together. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a love for photography. Read more>>

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