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Trailblazers: Quincy

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

Kristen Sweeney

I’d pinpoint the starting point of my journey as the day I fell in love with yoga. It was in 2009 and I was living in Las Vegas. I had recently moved there to sing in a show on the Vegas Strip. I walked into one Bikram yoga class at the urging of some of my castmates and I was hooked. Read more>>

Thuy Leung

It wasn’t until I gave birth to my first child, that my friend suspected that I might have suffered from post-partum depression. She invited me to her salon as a way to get me out of the house. Of all the things she could have taught me, she showed me how to glue single strands of lash extensions to her clients’ lashes. I immediately got hooked. Read more>>

Shawna Havenga

I started floral designing as a hobby and posted an add on craigslist offering cheaper floral services in order to build a portfolio. I invested a lot of my own money in order to have portfolio worthy jobs and it eventually paid off. It’s been 8 years since that craigslist posting and I couldn’t be any prouder of what the company has become. Read more>>

Alison Goyette

I was walking on the beach every day when my son was little and it just leads to pockets and jars full of sea glass. That turned into bins and buckets all over the house and things were getting a little out of control. I was enchanted with the idea of putting the collection to good use so I decided to give jewelry making a try. Read more>>

Kayla Laumann

Growing up, you would always find my hands in someone’s hair… or rummaging through my moms vanity wanting to play ‘’makeover’. When it came time for me to find my first job as a teenager, a close friend of our family suggested, I apply for a cleaning position at Fisher Experience.  Read more>>

Meredith Fruzzetti

As a boutique owner for nearly 10 years, my love for the fashion industry, jewelry and my position as a clothing and accessory buyer, grew with each day I walked through the door of my shop. Hand selecting the perfect pieces and helping my customers to find just the right thing never felt like work for a single moment. Read more>>

Kate Tangney

Let’s just say, I took the roundabout route! I graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design. Shortly after graduating, I got a job in a completely non art-related field and moved back to the south shore with my husband.  Read more>>

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