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.
I always thought that I decided to be an artist the summer before I graduated from college, but I was recently visiting my parents’ home, and found an old notebook from elementary school. Read more>>
I received my undergraduate in Psychology & Interpersonal Communications. I went on to receive training in both clinical & holistic nutrition. I was running a health consultation business to reverse clinical diagnosis with lifestyle adaptations and acknowledged a huge gap in our community for healthy eating & education around how to eat healthy. Read more>>
Sharon Lane Holm
Art has always been my passion. I have wanted to be an artist since third grade. It has been all I ever wanted to do. It still is. I graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with honors. My degree is in Visual Communications (advertising design). Upon graduation, I was offered a job at Hallmark Cards, but I was not ready to relocate out of state. I was an award-winning art director for a few years in Florida. Read more>>
I spent 20 years in the banking industry and LOVED my job. I worked my way from teller as a freshman in college to V.P./Regional Manager by the time I was 30 years old. I was thrilled and challenged by all the moving parts of developing and managing 20 offices. I believed in my company and my people and felt fulfilled in my career. Read more>>
Ashley Brooke Chambers
My journey to blogging came by an unconventional path. I began my career as an interior designer just ahead of the 2008 recession, which made employment in that field all but impossible. So, I did what anyone would do and learned an entirely new skill set, graphic design! Read more>>
I guess “Podcaster” is an official title for me now. I fell into this world of media, by way of passion for TV. Many of the TV shows that I watched, not many people were into them the way I was. In some scenarios, they couldn’t relate to my passion for the shows I watched, or those around me just didn’t watch the shows that I watched. Read more>>
My story is simple, yet impactful. I liken it to water. It can soothe aches, pains, even thirst; and yet, with the same breath, it can flood away an entire existence. It is a giver of life and a taker. My story is about oscillating between these two powers to find a God-given talent for balance, inspiration, freedom, and connecting to people. Read more>>
I opened Linen + Waves in March of 2017. I have been open for over a year now. Previously, for 14 years, I was an elementary school teacher. I grew up in a family of five girls and I have always been obsessed with clothes. My parents were very hippie and we never went shopping or bought makeup. Read more>>
There are always hardships in the arts, finding gigs, auditioning, rejection, criticism. I struggle with my self-esteem to this day and have taken 30 years trying to feel comfortable with myself and what I like. I still hate rejection and have to check myself to make sure I’m not being too hard on myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be successful. Read more>>