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The Next Generation of Tallahassee Women By Jordan Anderson, Madison Manley and Teaghan Skulszki | elleBelle Photography

What do these young women have in common, besides building strong roots in Tallahassee? They are all on the move—moving past obstacles, inspiring those around them and going forward with confidence and courage toward their dreams. No matter their ultimate destination after college, their vision and strong voices help all of us imagine a brighter future that keeps our city moving ever onward.

Julia Marshall A Resilient Spirit MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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he first three years of college at Florida State University (FSU) have been both a challenge and a blessing for 20-year-old Tallahassee native Julia Marshall. As she set out on an adventure to find her comfort zone in the halls of FSU as a freshman, Julia was also forced to come face-to-face with an illness that would, unfortunately, affect her life tremendously—Celiac disease. However, this diagnosis would only prove to make her stronger and even more inspiring. “It was extremely difficult to push through,” says Julia, “but it has taught me a great deal about life in general.” Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. As a marketing major, Julia has been able to use her disease and growing knowledge of the field to help communicate with others who are also struggling with Celiac and to raise awareness. Julia began writing a blog, called “Glutenfreejules,” to communicate with other young women with Celiac and provide them with helpful tips and resources that they can use to benefit their journey through this complicated diagnosis and help them communicate their challenges to their families and communities. The blog has more than one hundred frequent readers/followers, and the interest is growing. Along with being a Celiac awareness advocate, Julia has been heavily involved with Dance Marathon during her

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Tallahassee Woman Magazine August-September 2018  

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Tallahassee Woman Magazine August-September 2018  

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