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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.

Thea Perez

My early career allowed me to travel the world from the Paris to Hong Kong! I was able to gain a wealth of insight regarding the inner workings of the apparel business and further develop my design skills. Read more>>

Miranda Lynn Wachter

There a lot of amazing beauty bloggers out there so I just wanted to create a fun place for my clients and girls alike to go to and pick up tips and tricks. I love sharing my passion with the world of beauty! Read more>>

Mia Suni

I am fascinated by porcelain as a material for jewellery; it keeps challenging me every day and no two workdays are ever identical. I enjoy witnessing the process where a soft chunk of clay gets transformed into a gold adorned unique piece of jewellery. Read more>>

Sien Verschave

I always had an ‘aesthetic eye’, but my real interest in makeup came later on in my early twenties. After a while I started helping friends with their make-up and people came to ask my advice about their beauty routine. Read more>>

Nicole Rocha

For as long as I can remember, I have had this creative energy. Lucky for me, teachers noticed early on and they encouraged my parents to burn this energy by taking private art lessons. Read more>>

Tara West

The business grew from word of mouth, working with private clients and local businesses. I’ve been a stylist in Boston for six years, and started blogging two years ago extending into the digital world. Read more>>

Grace Mogadam

I discovered my love for photography when I was in nursing school after taking a film photography course and then continued learning at New England School of Photography. Read more>>

Melissa Mills

I used to get acrylic nails at a small nail salon in Brigham Circle (no longer there). The experience I had with my tech was so pleasant that I decide to pursue a career in nails. Read more>>

Grace Callan

For the last 12 years, I have worked at HC Studio. While the majority of my time is spent behind the chair in the Studio, I also frequently travel to work on-site at special events throughout New England. Read more>>


The average American woman is 5’4″ and a size 16 – that’s me! So why aren’t there more models that look like me? Why don’t all stores carry my size? It’s not right and it will change. Read more>>

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