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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.

Mackenzie Wilcox

As long as I can remember, I have always been the one to take pictures at every event, family party and holiday. I loved capturing every detail and person. I also started making photo albums filled with the memories of each occasion. Read more>>

Victoria Fernandes

I answered my calling and enjoyed curating the sounds of our social gatherings. It was during college when I realized I wanted to pursue DJing. I loved how music united people and wanted to have the power to set the vibes. Read more>>

Veronica Brown

am following a goal of being a content creator through social media. I moved away from home to follow my dreams for the connections and network. I’ve made so many connections thus far and only continue to challenge myself to get where I want to be. Read more>>

Misshell Carter

Stakes felt high for me when I started tattooing, and the permanency of the artwork being done had caused some apprentices alongside me to have so much anxiety that they quit. After that, there’s a three year period where I hardly saw friends and just tattooed and designed. Read more>>

Molly Rose Pizzo

My yoga practice evolved into a deeper spiritual practice and that eventually led me back home to Cape Cod where I’ve been since the end of 2017, teaching full time at various studios across the Cape and pursuing my 500 hour certification through Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline. Read more>>

Cindy Richard

Since I was a teenager I knew I wanted to be in the beauty industry. I was the one who put makeup on everyone as a kid. So I chose to study cosmetology in high school and then went on to Esthetic school in 1988. I’ve been doing skincare ever since. Read more>>

Alyssa DeAndrade

Breakfast Club started to become so popular and it made me realize that our group chat should be recorded and shared with world in the Breakfast club manner. I brought up to them that we should be a podcast. Read more>>

Myia Spinucci

Since being at nurture I have grown from a junior to a master stylist, I began my website 3 years ago which has increased my clientele substantially to where I now have a 6-8 week wait if booking last minute. Leaving Vermont at times makes me sad but I am forever grateful for the opportunities I have been given in Boston. Read more>>

Susan Palomba

Salvage Angel started 7 years ago. With nothing but faith and a dream. No start up money or big business plan. I called everyone I knew and asked if I could come clean out there garage barn attic I took anything I could. Read more>>

Kristy Thibodeau

I’ve hit many barriers in continuing my professional career abroad and over the past three years have made more of a name for myself as a social media influencer and blogger with emphasis on health and wellness, motivation, and more specifically as a runner. Read more>>

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