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Trailblazers: Dorchester

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 Dorchester that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Rosemary Gonzalez

How I knew makeup was my passion was when my friends asked me to do their makeup even though I did not have any experience or knowledge about it. Read more>>

Antoinett Perlz

I’ve always had a passion for the art of fashion since I was a little girl, I got it from my grandmother, mom, dad, and aunt. I called them my vintage frugal boujie inspiration, lol. Read more>>

Naomie Ilaire

Traveling for me started as a way for me to get out of my comfort zone and truly understand who Naomie was becoming. Going back to 2015, my very first big trip was to Trinidad and Tobago which at that time, I did not know was going to the beginning of a new journey in my life. Read more>>

Lindsay Reilly

My story begins at Instiches sewing classes in Quincy, MA. At 6 years old, I had no idea that this would be the start of it all, but by age 14, I was sewing and selling my custom tote bags at Aura Salon. Read more>>

Elizabeth Doñe

As women in this new age world, we start off as young girls desiring to be beautiful, awesome, powerful women who make an impact or a change in society – “A force to be reckoned with”. Read more>>

Dreana LeMaitre

By building a strong rapport with my clients, I portray personality in every portrait I create. I hope to inspire and influence other young creatives with my passion for the art of photography. Read more>>

Ashley “Saturn” Cooper

My journey with art started at a very young age. I was always artistic and involved in a lot of different extra curricular activities from dance, to theater, to spoken word. Read more>>

Jamie Hayhurst

My photography career started out while I was staying home raising my kids. I’ve always been fascinated with photography, then add in my time at home and the dawn of digital photography and it felt like a great time to really get involved. Read more>>

Keri Walsh

I have always been interested in makeup, ever since I was a little girl. I can remember when I was elementary school age, going to my Nana’s house and raiding her lipstick drawer. Read more>>

Kait Kingman

I was in an abusive relationship for 3 years. I almost lost my job, I lost friends, family and I almost took my life. And I remember thinking “if I’m going through this, other women have to be as well” but not everyone has the support I had, so I created Simply Kaitlin… Read more>>

Paige Love- Rose

Finding what you love at a young age is a blessing and I am thankful for that. Sometimes I look at myself and I am so surprised. I can’t believe that I am actually doing what I love. That’s a dope feeling. Read more>>

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