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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.

Deborah Michelson

I’ve always loved facial treatments. That’s what eventually lead me to being an esthetician. My first facial was when I was 16 years old. I fell in love with the experience right then and there – and the love of good skincare. Read more>>

Kyaris Johnson

God transformed me and has blessed me with a heart that desires to see others transform into their best selves. God has blessed me with a passion to serve, to develop leaders, to be an activator, and desire to see God’s children grow into the leaders he designed them to be. Read more>>

LIV DIXON

Being active and involved in the community are two things that have shaped me throughout my life. Growing up, I was involved in dance and cheer, student council, volunteering at the local hospitality center, you name it! Being a busy kid kept me pretty active, but it always felt that those things were what kids were supposed to do. I never thought twice about whether I enjoyed those things or not. I attended school at Sam Houston State University where I cheered and was involved in Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Read more>>

NATALIE ARIZ

I started my blog a year after I experienced a heart attack in my late 30’s. The blog truly started off organically, as I felt a renewed self and overall appreciation to my surroundings. I started snapping pictures and was so grateful for the culturally diverse city in which we live in and wanted to promote new thinking of being a “tourist in your own city” type of approach. In the beginning, I set out goals for each month and attained them each time, and here I am two years later seeing this hobby flourish into a promising business model. Read more>>

Centrell Reed

My story starts way back with family as my foundation. It was instilled in me as a child that I could accomplish anything, and I believe it to this day. I was raised in a military family, so we moved a lot and lived in different states. I always had to make new friends. Read more>>

Deborah Michelson

I’ve always loved facial treatments. That’s what eventually lead me to be an esthetician. My first facial was when I was 16 years old. I fell in love with the experience right then and there – and the love of good skincare. Read more>>

Nezha Farraj

Makeup and beauty was not a path I ever thought I would walk. I was a tomboy up until high school and did not wear a full face of makeup until I was about seventeen or eighteen. Having said that, creativity was always something I carried inside and sprinkled a little on everything I did. Read more>>

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>>

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