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Trailblazers: North Miami

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

Gina Moccio

I became really interested in hearing & sharing other people’s stories in my freshman year of college in 2007. I started a ‘zine with a friend and was messaging bands I loved on MySpace to request interviews when they were stopping in Tampa & St. Pete. Read more>>

Zoe Kelly

I was always surrounded by food. I’ve always loved cooking and food but it wasn’t until college when I realized I was starting to have a passion for it. My college apartment was the place to be for Sunday dinners- though what I was making wasn’t super fancy, I was always whipping up some kind of food when my friends came over. Read more>>

Christina Cuevas

I truly desire for my blog and other social media pages to be one of community, diversity, and encouragement. What I hope for more than anything is to continue connecting with other women who love fashion, beauty, food, and just lifestyle content in general. Read more>>

Dina Garcia

I think food was always a challenge for me. As a kid, I loved to eat. I mean, who doesn’t? Similar to the story of many young girls, I felt the pressure to be unrealistically thin and started dieting before I even became a teenager. Something that’s hard to do when you like to eat. Read more>>

Shanari Aceituno

My interest in lashes came about as many other girly discoveries, in the mall. While working, as an employee, in a shoe store, I came across a customer with beautiful eyelashes and to my surprise she had eyelash extensions. The excitement that surged through my body was immeasurable. Read more>>

Fiorella Marquez

I am now a Licensed Registered Mental Health Therapist Intern. I am dedicating my life to helping others like me, like you, like all of us. I am in the pursuit of my state licensure while focusing on growing FioEffect to keep helping others. I am going to continue traveling around the world to help others, and inspire others. Read more>>

Luz Estrella

After six months of searching and applying to different jobs, God finally opened a door for me. I worked as a paralegal at a law firm. It is an opportunity for which I will always be grateful. After working in several law offices as a paralegal. I wanted something more, and that’s why I wanted to go back to school. Read more>>

Megan Morrison

I am grateful for everything I’ve been through because it has made me who I am. I have really found my true self over the past few years. My goal now is to reach out to others with my music. No matter what someone may be dealing with, I want them to know that it is ok and they are not alone. Read more>>

Ashley Carter

I wanted to do more and talked to two of my girlfriends, who were my coworkers at the time. We all wanted to make a change to communities locally and abroad. My plan was to start a nonprofit in 2020 after becoming a Registered Dietitians, but my friends supported my vision and when opportunities came up, we started it right away. Read more>>

Bianca Tevez

After multiple people suggested making a blog for all this information, I kept sharing and repeating every time someone was entering their journey into motherhood, I decided to go for it and that’s when bia.mommy was born. In turn, a beautiful community of mothers has emerged on my page and it even led me to start my very own children’s swim line Lotus and Sun. Read more>>

Jacklyn Kelley

After graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in New Media Design, I struggled to find my “dream job”, or at least a job I could tolerate. For years, I had been working odd jobs as a graphic designer, video editor, marketing coordinator, and I even dabbled in website design for a brief period. Read more>>

Maria Cano

In every artistic discipline figurative style is common, but I´d never seen letters done so intricate and colorful before. It took me a while to understand the inner language of what it meant to do wildstyle lettering, and a lot more to make it a style of my own. Read more>>

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