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Trailblazers: Sugar Land

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.

Yolanda Thomas

I have always had a love for fashion going back when I was five years old. I would see women dress to the nine, and I knew that would be me someday. I got my first taste of fashion, when I looked back on my mom photos, and she knew how to dress. Read more>>

Jackie Netardus

I’ve always had a love for fashion and shopping. I was a nurse for almost 10 years so anytime I got to dress up, even to go grocery shopping was a huge excitement for me! haha! Read more>>

Gopi Patel

I started my blog a couple of years ago, honestly just as a creative outlet. At that time, I was one of those people that thought “how hard could it be to take some photos and write about it?” Read more>>

Sarah Iyoha

Creating a story line for my outfits and ideas for when I travel. I decided to document my creativity by blogging! I love lifestyle, fashion, travel, and of course like most girls beauty. I draw inspiration from the present, past, and future to bring to life the inner visions of my mind. Read more>>

Rabiah Shabazz

My love for the Art of make up began for me when I was a curious little girl. I found my mother’s old Mary Kay sales kit, and the make up and nail polish was old and dry. Read more>>

Jennifer Acres

As with many authors, I didn’t exactly take a direct approach to writing novels. I started off studying music composition at Houston Baptist University. During my undergrad studies, I learned I was more in love with story. Read more>>

Chidimma Ekwem

Picking up my first $1 charcoal black eyeliner and applying it thickly to my water line at 13, I looked in the mirror and told myself, “This is the most amazing thing ever.” Although I looked like a raccoon, from that day forward I knew Makeup Artistry was my calling. Read more>>

Dilsia Hernandez

Yes, we all grew up doing the same things. Theater, choir, swimming, and of course soccer. Theater and choir were far more enjoyable than swimming and soccer. When I discovered art, I soon began to see the world differently. Read more>>

Kim Williams

I became pregnant at the end of my Sophomore year in college and during my pregnancy, I often felt misunderstood and that my life could possibly be over. After taking a year off from college, getting a full-time job and keeping my part-time job life got crazy. Read more>>

Michelle Marquez

My love for the fashion and the beauty industry started when I was very young, around 16-17 I believe! I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do right after high school but I knew I wanted to be a part of the industry somehow. Read more>>

Heather Ogburn

Growing up, I had everything I could ask for, I lived on a ranch for most of my childhood then moved to Sweetwater in Sugar Land. My dad was a physician and my mom worked at the Houston Ballet; they gave me the world. Becoming an addict/alcoholic was NOT what I dreamt I’d be when I grew up. Read more>>

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