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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.

Takeesha Joseph

I began my makeup journey back in 2012 my senior year of high school. I was going through many hardships at home and often masked how I truly felt for that whole year. Read more>>

Tanya Dufour

My favorite content to create are OOTD posts. My blog has given me the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and work with some really awesome brands. Read more>>

Lina Bonda

There was something about art and being creative that I’ve just really always liked. There’s never a “wrong answer”, just different interpretations and I think that’s part of what makes it so attractive to me. Read more>>

Krista Csontos

I love to push the envelope, creating new designs and using new color combinations. We are big believers in bringing beauty into the mundane, and beautiful handmade soap is a perfect way to add joy to your routine without adding time to it. Read more>>

Jenni Dehn

Art has always been a huge part of my life and I consider myself lucky that my passion has transitioned into a career. I get the opportunity to capture families, newborns and children as they grow and change through photography, it’s really amazing. Read more>>

Lisa Howard

I opened the studio and gallery in 1996. Since then, it has grown from my personal production studio with a few classes and a small showroom to the current location where we have over 40 students a week and more than 50 artists and artisans represented in the gallery. Read more>>

Marianne Nelson

I have always loved color. Simply put, color makes me happy. As a kid I would rearrange the entire box of crayons in rainbow order. I would marvel at the different shades and hues, completely awestruck by the collection of colors. Read more>>

Maeve Wallace

Ever since I was little, I always knew I was different. All of my interests weren’t like others. Within the past few years, I realized I loved wrestling. Since the first time I watched WWE. Read more>>

Bryanna Nevius

Everything is proportionate and it makes it really easy to track success within my career and also to set goals for myself as a makeup artist and creative. Read more>>

Sarah Tovet

I’ve always had a desire to be creative, use my hands, and stubbornly learn to do as much as I could on my own. As early as age 5 or 6, I would paint greeting cards for family birthdays and holidays, marking them on the back with my own signature greeting card logo. Read more>>

Leslie Best

Nickélle Beauty Salon and Boutique is now my second home and I am so thankful for my fellow coworkers/ Boss Ladies for opening it and giving me the environment I dreamed of. Read more>>

Krystal Dent

I specialize in hair, makeup, and airbrush tanning. My salon is also full service. We offer color, skincare, lashes, tanning, makeup, and on location services as well! Read more>>

Cheryl Marino

I opened the doors to Aria Salon & Spa in the spring of 2000 in Marina Bay. As a hairstylist I always had a passion for beauty and making people feel good. I wanted to create a place where clients would feel welcome, relax and experience an amazing service. Read more>>

Ariana Lizardo

Seeing how properly applied makeup could enhance the face mesmerized me. I was always into arts and after seeing makeup I knew it was the art I would pruce professionally. Read more>>

Kerrin Falk Forsyth

When I was about 10 years old I started selling my jewelry on the side of the road where I grew up (Madison, CT). I loved the kids and even women’s responses to my jewelry – it was so encouraging. Read more>>

Kelly OKeefe Stuart

I started Blush, an onsite bridal makeup business 12 years ago. It quickly became an award-winning company with Boston Magazine, Improper and The Knot. We prided our selves as a group that took great care in the brides wedding day offering exemplary makeup services. Read more>>

Erin FitzGerald

My journey to wellness began the day I met my holistic nutritionist. It was a day I will never forget and a day I am forever grateful for. Twelve years later, I continue to find creativity in the kitchen, so that I am able to support my body with the foods that heal and fuel me daily. Read more>>

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