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Hollywood Trailblazers

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

Selena Hughes

My digital journey started at Macaroni Kid Beverly Hills/Hollywood where I was the publisher/editor for a weekly family newsletter covering family entertainment in and around Hollywood/LA. I also have a degree in Journalism (Advertising.) After five years, it was time to take a personal flight. Read more>>

Maggie Chan

They say life is a journey, not a destination, but frankly, my life feels like a never-ending journey, with no end in sight. I started off in costume design because I had always loved the idea of telling a story through clothes. Read more>>

Nicquel Zamora

I’m definitely looking forward to the next big thing and growing learning exploring this path that I’m so passionate about. As I’m continuing to work hard on my art I’m focused more then ever to meet my goal to becoming a celebrity makeup Artist. Read more>>

Alison Benton

I started off in pageants at 6 months old, I continued till I was about 11 but I always knew that I wanted to do something within the beauty industry. I was working in salons early on to get the feel for the industry and my dad helped me thru cosmetology school which I am forever grateful for. Read more>>

Lili VonSchtupp

After working in the Beauty industry, real estate and radio, I found found burlesque again. I was working on the radio show with my husband when he forwarded me an ad for burlesque classes and he told me I should take it since I collected that stuff and we could talk about it on the show. Read more>>

Jenny Austin

When I was 5 or 6 years old, I dreamed of becoming a writer as I loved the art of storytelling. In 5th grade, I competed in the DARE Essay competition for my school and the Spotlight on Students Award for my county and won both. I felt very lucky and proud that I found my passion at a young age. Read more>>

Teddy Baker

My passion for hair fashion has been a lifelong journey stemming back to the bouffant hairstyles my grandmother would get done every week when I was a child. Each one a unique creation. I loved listening to the gossip and hearing about the new trends from my grandma’s friends. Read more>>

Miriam Nichterlein

I have always been creative and loved getting lost in making some beautiful. After senior high I went straight to a interior design school and loved every moment of it, often staying up until 3am fussing over finishes of tiles and paint. Read more>>

Alejandra Harnish

I discovered my love for fashion when I was a teenage-model. From there, I decided to go to fashion school and luckily enough my family supported my dreams and influenced me to pursue a career in fashion. At that point my father expressed to me that I should go to fashion school. Read more>>


Being an actor or an artist is carried in one’s soul. You are born with that passion, and everyone develops in his or her own unique time and place. My childhood photos often shows me dressed up and posing for the camera. My path was laid out before me by a force greater than me. Read more>>

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