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Trailblazers: South Boston

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

Paige Talbot

I said for years I wanted to be a cosmetologist, but it wasn’t until the passing of my mother in early 2012 that finally made me realize I had to stop only living in the now, and worry about my future. Read more>>

Shari Aussant

Mermaids on Cape Cod started out in 2013 as a little dream one sunny April morning- I thought a mobile boutique bringing mer-made items all over Cape Cod would allow me to be home with my kids while sharing my love of artisan designs & handmade gifts.  Read more>>

Megan Lynn Tamasanis

Today I am at a point in my career, where I can finally prove to myself and others that I can make a life for myself out of makeup. With all of the growth I’ve had and all of the amazing opportunities I have been presented with, I am so excited to see what is next to come. Read more>>

Jenny Minns

As fate would have it, somehow, the events that found me cross wired to weddings. A full blown wedding planning business was born. Over the next years, together with a dear friend, we built a thriving wedding planning business. Read more>>

Amanda Melo

As a makeup artist, I started out applying to friends and family mainly for Halloween looks. At the age of 30, I decided to attend school for aesthetics which allowed me to become licensed and learn about the skin in depth. Read more>>

Heather Wood

Every day I get to help people find their authentic lights and shine them in to the world. I help them move past their fears and I bring them in to the driver’s seat of their own lives. I help them heal their pasts, inspire their presents and design their futures. Read more>>

Erica Wright

Growing up, you could find me every Saturday painting ceramics at a local art store. I always had my hands in some type of craft or paint box. I was also, a bit of a tomboy! Read more>>

Tymeisha Sanford

Fashion has always been a passion of mine from the different colors to different styles. One day while watching tv i seen the most amazing dress and this fire went off in my body, a feeling i never felt before. Read more>>

Colleen A Doherty

My dream to become a hairstylist started when I was 12. While out on my paper route wich most kids in my neighborhood had back then. One delivery was to a hair salon named Colleen’s. Read more>>

Mitali Patel

Mitali, a licensed cosmetologist and owner of iLash based in MA is trained in many different areas of makeup, from a subtle, natural look all the way to a red-carpet glam look. Mitali works closely with all her clients to establish a finished look that they love. Read more>>

Farhana Cannon

I’ve always loved fashion. When I was a little girl I would design clothes for my barbies and I would have photo shoots with my cousins and friends where I would style the looks. Read more>>

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