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Trailblazers: Hialeah

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

Farrah Fleitman

When it comes to the realm of art and music, my passion is deep-rooted. I started off my journey by navigating my way around various south Florida thrift stores and falling in love with the charm of another era. I later took a job at a local record store, which only served to fuel my love of vinyl even more. Read more>>

Tamara Amador

Our team is pretty strong and without my team, we wouldn’t have the marketing tactics we do, we use our platforms with intention and that’s how we are able to build a strong and returning customer other than building trust-worthy relationships. Read more>>

Liani Antelo

Keep in mind, I was 20 years old and no idea that dryers have a thing called a lint compartment that you had to clean… much less anything about life at all. I grew up a lot and gained a lot of life experiences that have made me who I am today. Read more>>

Jacie Robles

I wanted to become healthy, I was overweight, nearly 200 lbs and wanted to change my life. In 2015, I did, I became a bodybuilder and competed losing over 50 lbs in five months. I became a natural competitor and worked out and ate right every day until the competition. It was liberating, I was finally healthy. This caused a lot of attention. Read more>>

Sasha de Almagro

Working with entrepreneurs that are driven to leave a positive impact and do what they can to help make the world a better place, started inspiring and bringing out the best in me. Being able to hear what they had to say, take those words and help them visually translate the authenticity of their personality is especially rewarding. Read more>>

Angie Morales

I didn’t want to just cook food, I wanted to cook foods that were beneficial to each person’s health concerns and goals. So, I became a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, learning how to use “food as medicine.” I incorporated my education with my skill to help clients get back to optimizing their health and quality of life! Read more>>

Diana Garcia

From my weight loss journey, all I could think about was wanting to share my success with other women. I knew what it was like to have absolutely no help, inspiration or motivation while doing this on my own and because of this I just had to do something about it. Read more>>

Vedra Strong

I had no idea how to run a meal-prep business, but I did know how to push through the sleepless nights, how to stay positive through every trial & error, & how to trust that God would bring me all that I needed to make this company grow—including my parents, siblings, the amazing employees that work for Glow Meals, & our deeply appreciated clients—without them this company would be nothing. Read more>>

Hilda J Colmenarez

I am an industrial engineer from Venezuela. I worked for 5 years in sales. One day I decided to start my own business and that is when the idea to have my owned beauty salon came into place since then I have been completely dedicated to this business. Read more>>

Emily Medaglia

My journey starts in 2015. I was a young and bright-eyed 23 years old with two years of elementary school teaching under my belt. I was at a crossroads. For most of my young adult life, I was trapped in two different identities: Be a respectable daughter for my Cuban-Puerto Rican parents and study something “safe” or go and live my most authentic life studying to be a graphic designer. Read more>>

Martha Valdes

I always enjoyed being creative whether it was in art or designing. I was in the middle of designing a fun artwork for a friend when I accidentally combined two artworks that turned out to be my first design, the Piña Colada (a pineapple with a Cuban colada by its side.) I knew that the design was original and unique, and felt that this was a funny design that would resonate well with Miami. Read more>>

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