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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.

Fabiola Mendez

As a young musician, I participated in several PR cuatro competitions winning prizes in all of them, including being selected as the winner of the “National Cuatro Player Competition” in 2011 by the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. In addition, I have participated in multiple recordings. Read more>>

Michelle ( Micha ) Perez

I discovered photography during my time studying sociology in Manizales, Colombia. I remember constructing internal monologues and yearning to find a means by which I could represent these thoughts. Through photography and film. Read more>>

Somerby Jones

I will always be a photographer first, but I see a huge opportunity to connect with small businesses and help them create a clear and consistent visual & written voice for your brand. Things are ever evolving and that’s part of the fun of being in the creative industry. Read more>>

Chelsea Sirois

During college I was in school for business. The class I was in required us to take a look at the business world through everyday news articles and present them. At the end of the presentation there were discussion questions that the presenter would ask their fellow classmates. Read more>>

Sara Cox

My whole point in this story is to show that slow and steady wins the race. Quick fixes and unrealistic diets can result in fast weight loss but no progress over the long term (not to mention unhealthy). If you are willing to put in the time and effort, your progress will show. Read more>>

Laura Murphy

A lot of people from home kept expressing interest in my life in Ireland and loved the photos I took of the country and my travels so I started last August, a lifestyle blog highlighting Ireland, life abroad and as of recently, Irish brands! Read more>>

Damilola Junaid

My childhood dream was to be a medical doctor, and I carried on that desire when I moved to college in the States. I majored in Biology (Pre-medicine) and minored in Economic, with the latter stirring up my interest in public affairs and entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Maga Sanchez-Dahl

Maga’s interest in event planning started in New York City while working at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations where she assisted in events for foreign service diplomats and government officials. Years later, during her graduate degree studies. Read more>>

Beth Mayer

I never would have imagined that 35 years later those struggling with eating disorders would be the population that I dedicated my life’s work to. Yet, here I am today. I am so grateful for the lives who I have touched and who have touched me. Read more>>

Karen Chinca

My professional journey has taken me through many twists, turns, and detours. It has been quite the ride! I have always known that I love helping people. When I was a kid, many of my friends confided in me and told me about their problems. I loved being the person my friends came to for help. Read more>>

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