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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.

Kenné Johnson

I had a passion for strip eyelashes. Everywhere I went women would stop me and ask where I come to my lashes. I soon decided to start my own 3D eyelash line (e-commerce website) seeing how popular they were among women. Read more>>

Charity Garrido

When I decided to become an entreprenuer, after having my 3rd baby girl in 2015, it really was the perfect fit. Being in charge of my own business, and deciding when and where I wanted to “work” that day. Read more>>

NyOsha Randle

Drawing, fashion designs, abstract art or painting, hair, but I finally found my niche when I went to Royal Beauty School in Houston, Texas. I would see all the girls with colorful makeup and it was totally different from anything I’d seen growing up. Read more>>

Keyanna Alexander

In 2008 I was working as an Airport Communications Operator when my husband and I were discussing what career we were most passionate about. He asked me, “What would I do for free?” I told him that I loved it when I would do my family and friends hair growing up. Read more>>

Ann Vu

Growing up, I’ve always express my honest opinions on everything! I also have a passion for writing but wasn’t too sure if I was “good” at it. I’ve watched and read through a lot of different blogs and how bloggers start their career and was very interested about being a blogger but still kind of scared. Read more>>

Samantha Míreles

I got to where I am today as an artist mostly through modeling. I started off when I was in high school, my best friend who knew I wanted to be a model told me about a casting call for a local modeling agency and I went not knowing anything about the industry or modeling in general and I actually got in. Read more>>

Kristen Maldonado

My story started after I had my son, I was a single mother, I was still in college and determined to make my grades, raise my son and put food on the table without going insane! I enrolled in college fitness as soon as I was cleared to do so and soon, it became clear that my health was the key to that sanity. I found Pilates and did that for a few years. It put my body back in shape but something was missing. Read more>>

Ashley Ochoa

I originally wanted to make bowties for the back of high heels. Instead, I realized children’s hair bows! I quickly made a Facebook page and even though I wasn’t as great as I thought (haha!), I still had loyal customers and throughout the years I’ve finally got it down! We even expanded our items from our hair bows to digital invitations! Read more>>

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