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 Sugar Land that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
My vibrant personality and sense of humor constantly had me ready to entertain and although I was slightly shy as a kid my silliness usually overshadowed it. As a kid I was a star athlete in basketball and track and for a while my dream was to be become a professional athlete; the next Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoops, or Candace Parker. Read more>>
Leticia Motta Rodrigues
I have had a passion for piano since my childhood. Being inspired by my family, I started piano lessons when I was seven years old, and never stopped since then. As a teenager, I conquered a diploma from a reputable music conservatory in Brazil (EMPEM). At that moment, I thought that being a professional musician could be possible. Read more>>
The epic winged liner and glossy lips were a signature! I would always stay up for hours watching countless YouTube Make-up Gurus learning tips and tricks of the trade before it actually was a “thing”. Watching these girls from all walks of life using their creativity and innovation to create so many different works of art is exactly what I knew I wanted to do with my life. Read more>>
I was born here, in Houston, to some of the most remarkable souls on the planet. I am the youngest of four children; I have two brothers and one sister, all of whom hold a special place in my heart and reserve the greatest tactics on how to drive me insane. Growing up, my siblings and I were well provided for, but my parents made sure to teach us that nothing in life comes without effort. Read more>>
When I was a little girl, I went to the salon all of the time with my mom. I was always so excited to go to the “beauty shop” (what we called it back then) so I could hear the music playing, see everyone laughing/talking, see the beautiful transformations of not just hair, but confidence. I knew then the power a hairstylist possessed in making women feel good about themselves. Read more>>
My journey as a Fashion Blogger started in September 2018 after moving to Sugar Land, Texas. Having worked in the aviation world in the past and living in NY, my husband and I quickly decided that NY wasn’t the place we wanted to raise our kids. I had to give up my job in order for this move and I can now say although it seemed very scary at the time. Read more>>
Khelia Olison Williams and Yanique Nelson
We have had a great partnership for over 11 years with bringing our creativity while fostering an exciting environment for our middle school students. Each year, we would tap into our imagination, utilizing our own resources to decorate classrooms, sponsor fundraisers and plan themed events and activities with our style and flair to boost school morale. Read more>>
Learn as much as you can from those in the environments you hope to thrive in. Regardless of what your chosen passion may be, making it a priority to invest in that passion is everything. Investing time, energy, even money to take classes and assist people has made a huge difference in my journey as a hairdresser. Read more>>