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Trailblazers: Fenway, Symphony, and Jamaica Plain

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 Fenway, Symphony, and Jamaica Plain that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Alex Curtiss

Creating art has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. From a very young age, my family and friends were very supportive of me and my artwork. My room at home was always my art studio with paint everywhere in sight. Read more>>

Samantha Fields

As a small child, I was encouraged to make, but it was never thought of as “art”, and my first time in an art museum was my freshman year in art school as part of an assignment — the museum was a world I didn’t fit into; and even after 20 years of making and exhibiting work, I still feel a bit of unease in these spaces. Read more>>

Katia Powell-Laurent

People now call me “Katia HealthGuru”. I am the Founder/CEO of Black Girls Nutrition, Wholistic Health Practitioner and Fitness trainer in Boston. I have dedicated more than a decade to helping people reach their health and fitness goals. Once morbidly obese, I tipped the scale at 350 pounds at the age of 26. Food was a comfort for me. Read more>>

Laura DYDUCH

I was a student up until 3 months ago when I graduated from Northeastern! I’m French and I decided to go to grad school in the US. I knew I was going to travel a lot during that year because who knows how long I would be in America for right? So, might as well, see as much of it as I could. Read more>>

Chelsea Revelle

Creating has always been central to my interests and curiosities. Especially when it comes to manipulating materials and the problem solving that takes place while trying to figure out new techniques. Read more>>

Carmin Familia

I always had that passion for beauty and art but it never crossed my mind to become a hairdresser but It all started one day sitting in the living room of the sister-in-law’s house when I saw an Empire beauty school commercial that totally caught my attention. Read more>>

Allison Pharmakis

It was a chaotic environment and I used art to express what I felt I did not have the power to fully express in other ways. Art became my driving force and has never let up being my sole motivation for fulfilling my potential in this lifetime. Read more>>

Melissa Fine

My family claims I began singing before I could speak. Every time someone would bring me towards the refrigerator to get my bottle, a joyful, operatic melody would flow from my tiny mouth. Read more>>

Alexandra Wilson

I had found my passion styling hair! I then started to work for a wedding company where I traveled throughout RI & MA and I absolutely fell in love with it. My dad had built me a small salon in my parents house so I took clients there when I wasn’t working weddings. Read more>>

Adrienne Kisner

I’ve been writing since first grade. I still have that early work; it should never see the light of day, even as a joke. Trust me. Writing has stayed with me, even as I thought about other careers. Read more>>

Heather White

We started with pop-ups to prove the concept (our first event sold out three days before it even launched, which showed us that there really was an opportunity here) and from there we’ve scaled to open a physical flagship in in the next month. The flagship studio will include a fitness studio, juice bar, and a full-service hair salon. Read more>>

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