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Trailblazers: The Woodlands

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

Gabrielle Darko

I started doing photography in around tenth grade basically just to take pictures for family events or for travel. People kept telling me I had a gift so I decided to pick it up more throughout highschool. By my senior year, I had started my own business and gotten many inquiries for graduations, weddings. Read more>>

Hope Taylor

I’ve struggled with acne my whole life. I spent some much time at a Dermatologist office I almost became one. I even dated one!! At age 40, I was still battling Acne and now also getting fine lines!! I needed some serious help! Nothing I tried worked. Read more>>

Madeline and Jena McCrann

As my daughter approached 7th grade, I noted there was not a Junior Cotillion program here in The Woodlands. Growing up, it was a rite of passage for all Junior High students to attend Junior Cotillion. I had worked close to 20 years as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for Texas Children’s Hospital, private clinics and the school system and was eager to take on a new “project. Read more>>

Liv Harrison

At 7 years old I made my radio debut by helping advertise about my father’s tire store. The first talk I ever wrote and public ally gave was at 13. The first retreat I wrote and produced was with friends at age 18. My first emceeing gig was at age 21. And the first conference I helped write, design, and execute was at 35. Read more>>

Maggie Judge

Two years ago, I won a free boudoir session from a local photographer. When the photos were released, I had such an overwhelming response on social media, I thought I would take a chance and apply with a modeling agency. To my surprise, I was offered a contract with Neal Hamil. Read more>>

Jasmin Castillo

I grew up in an environment that was full of theatre which impacted me so much that I decided to get my bachelors from Sam Houston University in Theatre Education. Thinking to myself that I could teach others to love theatre just as much! I started attending a church in Spring, Tx. around that same time. Read more>>

LaToya Moulton

I was born and raised in South Florida. I spent the majority of my younger childhood years in a little small town called Marianna, Fl. This little girl often times would be found day dreaming about being a woman of influence a leader the vision was so clear and vivid at that time she didn’t have the words to articulate what it was she saw. Read more>>

Britany Vinsant

In early 2018, I was looking for a career change. I wanted to be closer to my home, so I could be more involved with my kids. I was approached by a friend about a position that was open at her friend’s insurance agency. Intrigued, I sent in my resume and after an extensive interview. Read more>>

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