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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.

Christina Sanchez

I’ve always had a passion for modeling. My intent has always been to pursue a career that allows me to express myself creatively through fashion and photography. However, life had other plans before bringing me to where I am today. Read more>>

Monica Larrea

Self-discovery and creativity were both highly important to me at an early age. Since childhood, I sang and wrote poetry. While my peers played with toys, I played with CD’s. While others played pinball, I went online and searched “Personality quizzes” more times than I could count. I awed over the in-depth questionnaires in teen magazines titled: “Which color candy are you?!” Read more>>

Amanda LaForest

My journey as an artist definitely wasn’t a straight line, and it was full of long pauses where I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, but it gave me the chance to explore so many different mediums and find my visual voice authentically instead of on the spot. Read more>>

Lori Keating

I always knew I wanted to do something art related. As a child, I would draw cartoon animals and write silly poems. Sketching and painting came next, then I moved past the page in front of me and started organizing and embellishing my surroundings. Read more>>

Jennifer McGrath

Bluewater Babes proudly supports and has donated over $500,000 to long-standing local charities Cancer Alliance for Help and Hope, H.O.W. – Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper and the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center. Read more>>

Sarah Alleyne

Locks of Luxury soon became a household name in the Tampa/St. Pete area. In November 2016, Locks of Luxury was recognized as one of 3 businesses nominated for “Small Business of the Year Award” in the Tampa Bay area. We did not win the award. Read more>>

Alicia Swiz

I always wanted to be an actress. Like, truly believed I was going to be a star of Hollywood. I went to New York City for a year after I graduated from high school where I waited tables and went on a lot of open calls before deciding to go to college instead. Read more>>

Winter Raven

I began teaching myself all that I could about photography. From reading “Nikon for Dummies” at my son’s basketball games to purchasing mini-courses online and watching them on YouTube; eventually flying out to Las Vegas for an amazing workshop that changed the game for me. That’s when I began taking my business seriously. Read more>>

Gabriela Torres

My blogging journey as SWC started around January 2017 when I decided to re-brand and was defined on what I wanted this blog to be all about: a style blog dedicated to all types of women in hopes of inspiring them to incorporate more color into their wardrobes, be confident in their skin and to not be afraid to stand out. Read more>>

Tracy Vasquez

Stepping out into salon ownership was a big risk, it happened pretty fast, but we both felt it was time. So, we have now been salon owners for the last almost 4years. We are now about to go into our next location, still in downtown WPB but BIGGER and better. What a ride it has been! Read more>>

Brittney Coke and Classify Beauty

As you may know my name is Brittney Coke. I was born in Jamaica. I currently live in Florida. I am a wife and mother. I am a teacher by day and a blogger and beauty queen by night so to speak. I am also a freelance hairstylist. Read more>>

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