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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.

Sarish Siddiqui

I am a big mental wellness advocate and I love helping people. I am currently working on creating the next social media platform. I am still in the beginning stages, however, it has grown a great deal in the course of 9 months. I wanted to create an outlet where I could share my positive, optimistic, and authentic self with the world. I want people to take care of their mental health, learn to love themselves and be confident. Read more>>

Rachel Dlugos

I’ve been crafty since day 1: painting, drawing, ceramics, bookbinding, calligraphy, etc. After graduating art school, I pursued a career in graphic design which has me sitting at a computer for 10+ hours a day. I get to be creative, but it’s not the same as physically making something and getting my hands dirty. Read more>>

Diana Ciccolini

I am 24 years old from Boston, MA. I was born in the Leominster, went to college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst – Isenberg School of Business and have lived in Boston since I graduated in 2016. I received a BBA in Accounting and was also the President of the Women in Business club. I also led the planning team for a 400 person women’s conference that our club facilitated. Read more>>

Alicia Tremblay

Growing up as a dancer, once I got to college, I knew I wanted to find a way to continue my love of movement. That’s when I started my journey as a fitness instructor teaching Zumba at the University Fitness Center while pursuing my degree in architecture. Since that time, I have grown in both worlds using both careers paths to learn learn from one another. Read more>>

Jenny Luu

I’ve always had an interest in the beauty industry at a young age but never had the courage to pursue it. I wanted to do something creative but wasn’t sure exactly what. I felt like I had to follow the typical path in life after college and work in the corporate world. Read more>>

Sara Morris

I have always been infatuated with interior design and decor pieces for the home. I am a natural-born homebody and it is really important for me to have a space that vibes well with my personality. I have always loved making things – from a complicated dessert to designing an obstacle course as a kid, I always had a project in the works. Read more>>

Colleen Mothander

I was born and raised in the Boston area and went on to attend Duke University, which was where I became interested in the field of interior design during an internship. I then went on to work in New York City and Washington, DC as a designer before moving back to Boston.  Read more>>

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