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Trailblazers: North Park, South Park & Kensington

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 North Park, South Park & Kensington that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Bethany Brown

Many years ago back home in Texas, I took a temporary job around Valentine’s Day at a local flower shop. Valentine’s is the super bowl for florists and they always need extra help! I ended up staying on at the shop, learning from their main designer and owner and working there for a couple years. Read more>>

Tara Baxter

Being an independent biologist with a predictable “busy season” allowed for me to not only make being a mom my first priority but also allowed for me to invest time into my other passions, including writing and yoga. In 2016, I became a certified 200-hour yoga instructor and have been teaching yoga ever since. Read more>>

Angela Estes

I started as a little pop-up dessert shop in 2014, after spending some time working in the bakery of a natural foods market. I rekindled my lost love of baking there but wanted to see if I had what it took to run a little bakery of my own. Read more>>

Nicole Pisciotto

My life as an artist at a very young age when a camera was put in my hands. Next began my life in the salon and spa business, many many moons ago. Soon after, I discovered yoga and have enjoyed the evolutionary path that this sacred practice provides. Read more>>

justine curran

I became a hairdresser after a year in college. Having gotten pregnant with my now 9-year-old… I needed a career. I attended an Aveda school, worked a year as an assistant and finally made the owner of my dream salon hire me after 2 other failed attempts. Read more>>

Adanna Earl

I’ve always believed in the quote “Nobody can go back and make a new beginning; but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” I used to say it to myself growing up to keep me from living in my Trumas. Read more>>

Stephanie D Sánchez

As so often happens in life, what we plan and want to do does not always play out the way we imagine it will. As I worked on campaigns, I worked mostly in fundraising, and from there I was offered a different job, where I learned the treasury side of campaigns. Read more>>

Jen Jones

I’m enthusiastic about meeting people at the point of their potential. I love exploring the dreams they want to fulfill and helping them connect that to strategic next steps to see them become reality. Helping others take control to take control of their health, both mentally, physically and spiritually, is where I shine. Read more>>

Lara McCaffrey

I didn’t have a chance to have formal training in journalism because my degree was in Political Science and History, so I taught myself how to write. I copied the style of articles I read and wrote for anyone that would publish me. Read more>>

Nancy Martinez

After about 10 years, I’m working with Tony Robbins again and will soon be taking another 300 hour Yoga Teacher training until January of 2019. I’m currently working with a group of pretty amazing women who want to help empower and connect with other women who are entrepreneurs. Read more>>


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