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Trailblazers: Palm Beach

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

Anuella Alexandre

I searched every corner of my heart and being to figure out exactly what my purpose in this life was. I knew I loved community work, cared about the environment, and loved to grow plants. So, I started to manifest accordingly. The Green Goddess Diary and A Green Community were born soon after. Read more>>

Alexia Perry

The interesting part about our nonprofit is that we’re 100% volunteer ran. Not one person receives pay and all 13 women who run it work full time, have children, etc. My favorite quote was recently introduced to me by my friend Meiko and it perfectly fit us as an organization. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Read more>>

Sophia DeSensi

I spent ten hours over a four day period researching, scrolling through websites, and watching YouTube tutorials before I was able to create my dream website on Blogger. I’m proud of the website I created and everything I learned in the process. My advice to young women who are just starting out would be to do your research and don’t be afraid to tackle new territory. Read more>>

Mary Angelini

I wasn’t one of those filmmakers who grew up with a camera in my hand. I wasn’t a huge fan of watching feature films either. But I loved stories of real people. I asked for a camcorder my last year in college for Christmas, after I had fallen in love with editing film in a previous semester. Read more>>

Lindsey Mills

My journey into music began as a child so young I can hardly distinguish a single moment when I knew I would be a musician. It has simply always been in me, I suppose! My father taught me how to play the guitar. My mother is a jazz singer, while my stepfather is her accompanist and also a top-notch studio engineer. Read more>>

Christine Sylvain

I learned that teaching was love. That problem-students would have to become my favorite. That students in urban, struggling schools had as much potential as those at a northeastern prep school, and that I had the power to fight on the front lines of social justice by just getting them to believe in themselves enough to try. Read more>>

Shayne Leighton

I loved singing and tried to make a career of that… which ended up taking me a little further. I was signed to Spectra Music Group and toured with the beauty brand, How To Be A Redhead on their nation-wide tour in 2015. I recorded with some of the industries top creatives, which was a wonderful learning experience, but then that hit a dead end, as well. Read more>>

Ketara Milian

I began studying the ins and outs of photography and went out of pocket to create some of my own concepts. I collaborated with local photographers, attended workshops/networking events, in addition to traveling back and forth to Miami. Read more>>

Lin Carusi

I honestly believe I wouldn’t be strong enough to handle my career had I not seen dark times. Whenever you are feeling down or feeling rushed, listen to “On My Own Time” by Gym Class Heroes. That song transformed me. I felt like everyone was pressuring me to hurry up with my career. After listening to that song. Read more>>

Tiffany Lanier

I’m on a mission to help leaders and everyday individuals re-discover who they are, what they stand for, and what matters so they can create a bigger ripple effect in their lives and the world around them. I believe in a very simple yet potent motto “We have a responsibility to humanity and the planet to connect, grow, and become the best versions of ourselves.” – because that alone is world-changing. Read more>>

Michelle AM Miller

My art is rooted in personal history: My mother is Nicaraguan born of Miskito Indian and European-American descent and my father is a chemist originally from Alabama. My parents settled in West Palm Beach to raise kids and to start their business. They are what I call extreme plant collectors and together they founded an environmental testing laboratory. Read more>>

Emily Skye

I am an American Screenwriter/Director/Producer for the last decade. I began my career at an early age after being scouted by Wilhelmina Models. While working on multiple films and television shows, I discovered my passion for directing was greater than modeling. With multiple music video directing awards, I ventured into narrative supernatural, sci-fi fantasy feature films and TV series dramas. Read more>>

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