It’s past time we remixed the entrepreneur archetype. The tried-and-true definition of an emerging or aspiring business owner feels tired. The modern entrepreneur is a mover, shaker and doer who’s not content with simply breaking all the rules. Our 52 trailblazers featured in the October issue are rewriting the rules, tearing them up and doing it all over again. It’s creation at its purest, because the fruits of one’s hustle are not actualized overnight or by following one jet-lagged recipe. It’s no longer adequate to measure entrepreneurs by the brick-and-mortar spaces they manifest or the jobs they create. Those are all important elements but fall short of what it truly means to build something — often with blood, sweat and tears. Whether you’re revamping the vintage clothing industry, introducing a fresh dining concept, cultivating an advocacy-focused creative agency or advancing the cause of equality for the LGBTQ+ community, the only thing that matters is freedom — the freedom to march to the beat of your own badass drum. Read our full rundown of trailblazers here.
Mirah Horowitz founded Lucky Dog Rescue, but she gives the credit to a group of passionate volunteers. She’s hungry for life — and a huge aspect of D.C.’s life is its pets. She’s fostered animals through her career, and has even failed in her duties by keeping a kitten, named Kona.
Advice that keeps you hungry
“If you wake up in the morning excited to get out of bed, you know you’re doing the right things.”
Early bird, night owl or in-between
In-between — depends on the time zone I’m working in.
Burning question for an iconic trailblazer
What was the biggest mistake you made and what would you do differently if you could?
The current soundtrack to your life
“Folklore” by Taylor Swift.
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