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Trailblazers: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End

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 Back Bay, Beacon Hill & South End that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN

My story honestly begins back when I was a child growing up in a very Italian-American family. I am a dual Italian/USA citizen and my grandmother had a huge influence on my life and how I viewed food. Read more>>

Kelley Shaw-Wade

I’m beyond proud of my creative team who each wears way too many hats and takes incredible care of our beloved clients and with a keen eye to detail and original thinking—even when their completely tapped out. Read more>>

Masha Keryan

About a year ago, I dropped the mimicking games and returned to my initial self. Spending so many years on trying to be American, made me value my Armenian origins more than ever. Read more>>

Sasha Walsh

I took many opportunities throughout my childhood and into my youth to learn from a wide array of talented artists and advanced curriculum. In high school I was lucky to have been chosen for a fashion design program at FIT in Manhattan. Read more>>

Ashley Vancol

I really began to take myself seriously about a year and a half ago when I told myself I would create more time for creative work and projects out of work. I love fashion and art, putting fun outfits together comes with ease for me. Read more>>

Gina Clifford

I tried out cosmetology and makeup is what pushed me to make the switch to cosmetology. Haven’t looked back since! Read more>>

Vanessa Mora

This amazing journey and passion began approximately two and half years ago when my life was coming to a complete stop and everything seemed to go wrong. Read more>>

Tori Nicole Sadler

I knew that I was an artist… even at a very young age. I lit up in art class, sketched on the walls of my house, played around with fabric, and was thrilled when I received blank paper. Read more>>

Allison Wildes Liset

I have worked diligently to earn my reputation, honor every referral and build an impressive resume of events. It’s been 19 years of design, planning, and coordination at the most exclusive Cape venues and hundreds of private homes. Read more>>

Kate Mitchell

I started my blog as a creative outlet after graduating from college in 2013. It started with short posts most days of the week and then I started writing longer posts less frequently in 2014. Read more>>

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