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Trailblazers: Brookline, Brighton, Allston

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 Brookline, Brighton & Allston that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Caitlin Perry

Photography had always been a hobby for me. I loved bringing my camera along with me on vacations as a child and printing landscape photos and hanging them in my bedroom. Read more>>

Jonette Joy

I found fascination for makeup at an early age, growing up in a household where my mother and grandmother did make-up everyday. Over the years, this has become my inner passion. Read more>>

Katie Wild

I have been creative from a very young age. Being home schooled from fifth grade through high school allowed me the freedom to pursue many of my creative interests. Read more>>

Jenn Mason

My life has taken an interesting path from working artist to a publisher, to content marketing, to start-ups, to marketing research and socialization. I knew I wanted to start my own business and use all my crazy collection of skills I’d garnered over my last 10+ years. Read more>>

Meghan Moran

I was cutting my Barbie doll’s hair at the age of 5 and was always obsessed with all things hair. I started assisting at a salon/spa in West Palm Beach, FL and began to grow a clientele there. I relocated back to the Boston area and ended up on Newbury Street. Read more>>

Brianna Coleman

Food photography quickly became one of my favorite parts of my job and I now get to make a delicious and special mark on the food photography landscape of a vast cooking world. Appearing in magazines, cookbooks, a TV show and cooking school both downtown Boston and online. Read more>>

Elize Nazelie

I’m a tattoo artist and owner of Brilliance Tattoo in Boston (currently on Commonwealth Ave near Allston). I started my career with an apprenticeship pretty fresh out of high school (after one semester in community college that definitely wasn’t for me). Read more>>

Jessica Anderson

Never give up on your dreams. I took a risk, leaving school, leaving my secure waitressing job, deciding to fully commit to fitness. I can honestly say it’s the best thing I ever did for myself. Read more>>

Diane Samuels

I have always been passionate about Jewelry. Friends tell me I have a natural eye for finding the most interesting and exquisite pieces. However, I was always redesigning them in my mind. I couldn’t let go of how I would have made a particular necklace or pair of earrings better, more wearable, and practical. Read more>>

Phoebe Vatis

I have gained experience with photography and publishing articles, as well as being introduced to the concept of building my own brand. This has evolved into a way of sharing my passion for all things lifestyle, fashion, and wellness. Read more>>

Stacy Nahas

Starting a business is a lot of hard work and sweat equity but I think the satisfaction of “making your own success” is well worth the investment of time in yourself. I consider myself lucky because I have an amazing support system in my family and friends. Read more>>

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