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Trailblazers: North Broward

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

Valentina Shtefan , Valya (model name) Romanova (model name)

“The woman blossoms like a rose reaching her peak by her twenties and fading away after the age of twenty-five,” my grandmother taught me as a child. The whole youth I spent rushing, making mistakes and half-thought-out decisions to catch the time before my beauty would fade away. Read more>>

B.C. Morin

I began an epic fantasy around 2001 and at the urging of my husband over years finished it, but still never shared it until it was re-vamped and released in 2012 as Mark of the Princess. The first in an epic fantasy trilogy. Read more>>

Shalena Butler

My journey with makeup started at the tender age of 23. At first, I wanted to learn how to apply makeup to myself then I got the desire to wanna do it on others, here we are 8 years later. Read more>>

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