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Trailblazers: Fort Lauderdale

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 Fort Lauderdale that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kristina DaSilva

As someone who had always enjoyed volunteering and activism, I became interested in learning more about how I could blend my passions with my work to create for myself a greater sense of purpose. Read more>>

Tori Rossi

My mom always said I sang before I even said my first word. Growing up, my father played guitar and sang around the house with my sister and I “backing him up”, if that’s what we should call it. Read more>>

Michelle Y. Talbert

I graduated high school in 1987 when I was 17. I planned to go into the Air Force and while I was waiting for clearance I took a job with the federal government. There I met the man who would become my first husband. Read more>>

Luisa Fernanda Quiceno

I was born in Medellin, Colombia. I have been living in Miami for many years I grew up here. I always knew since the age of 14, I wanted to be in front of the camera. I did not know exactly what I wanted to do growing up I wanted to be a lawyer, pathologist, police officer, radio broadcaster or news reporter. Read more>>

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