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Trailblazers: West Loop

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

Lauren Murray

I am a lifestyle portrait photographer located in the greater Houston area. Although, I actually graduated with a Nutrition and Dietetics degree from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas – I think I always knew that traditional career path was not for me. Read more>>

Megan Elsbury

It has definitely been a wild ride! I never thought that I would be pursuing photography as a business. God definitely proved that He had a different plan for my life. I got my degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M in 2011 and my senior year there I took a digital photography class and fell in love. Read more>>

Tia Gibson

Tia Gibson is the Owner and Lead Designer of D. Claire Designs, LLC in Houston, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce, graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA from both universities. Read more>>

Natalie Taylor

I’ve always felt the need to be creative whether it was bleaching thrifted sweatshirts, distressing denim, or making jewelry. Even as early as 10 years old I knew I had to be apart of the fashion industry in some way. Read more>>

Chári Herndon

I’ve always had an eye for decorating and planning parties. I didn’t really get into decorating until I had my own place and was forced to become a savvy decorator on a budget. I would flip through pages of magazines and find inspiration for my own designs. Read more>>

Myra Vorrice

We all have a story. We all have experiences that has molded us to being the women we are today. Our desire and hope is that by starting the conversation of sharing one other’s story, we will give another woman the encouragement, empowerment, and the support to properly heal. Read more>>

Ravin Robinson

I’ve always loved girly things, makeup, hair, fashion & as a young girl, I grew up watching my mom (Cosmetologist), and older aunts do each other’s and other people’s hair. It was just the thing to do, and when I became old enough, I joined in with my comb and brush. Read more>>

LaTeace Cuellar and Fred Cuellar

We created Diamond Cutters International because of love. Diamond Cutters International is the only diamond and colored stone cutting house in the southwestern United States. We supply over 200 jewelry stores with diamonds but also help our private clientele with their jewelry needs. Read more>>

Diane Caplan

How I got to where I am today is a combination of a lot of things, but mostly, a lot of hard work and passion for what I do. I have so much support from my husband in the fact he never tries to change that he is married to a complete workaholic. Read more>>

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