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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.

Olivia Scott Lane

I never dreamed of a career where every day felt like a fun-filled laugh fest with best friends AND afforded me the luxury to do what I love – travel, drink wine, mosh at rock shows, and be an activist and LGBT ally. I am forever grateful. Read more>>

Stacia Warren

The best part of being in this kind of learning environment where the crews are small and resources are few is that you are forced to learn everything. I organized shoots while being the director, who was also running the camera and checking the sound mix and then edited the final cut. Read more>>

Sara Ball

I’ve been writing and working with friends on producing our own work on top of auditioning and filming other projects. I am thankful every single day that I made the leap and have met such incredible people and am well on my way to an exciting future. Read more>>

Isabel Higgins

I think for women it’s really helpful to meet or know about other women artists, even if you only follow them online. Especially because women aren’t as well represented in the industry. Read more>>

Mackenzie Ogden

I was born in Chicago. When I was two years old, my family moved to a small island off South Carolina. At age three, my parents put me in ballet class. This began my love for performing. Read more>>

Amy Soto

My goal is to make my family happy and make my dad retire. If you’d like to hear more about me, keep up with me on my Instagram, @amychalcedony. Never forget the person you are when things get rough throughout your life. Good things will come when you least expect them. Read more>>

Siera Shrout

Weed has a bad wrap and I am here to showcase how I use it as a creative to help bring normalization. For example, explaining the art of waking and baking or giving a step by step process on how I use a certain strain to tap into my flow state.  Read more>>

Tenicia Bennett

While healing, I came across Cannabis to help me with PTSD and sleep management. So, I decided to create a Cannabis Infused Butter and a Cannabis Infused Olive Oil, that I can put in any of my dishes. Read more>>

Maryam Craft

The first taste of performing, was when I was in high school and my friends and I became a girl dance group, performing various places, and called ourselves, GKM, with that I became completely embedded into dance. Read more>>

Dimitry Rozental and Andrew Knopf

Deep down we were both looking for someone to collaborate with. Not just musically speaking, but even more so in the sense of a full-on, multifaceted, goal-oriented partnership. We arranged a day to meet up during the following week. Read more>>

Lena Wagner

I actually work in sales at an office, something completely different than what I studied or what I’ve wanted to do, but I love my co-workers and I like the office environment. Read more>>

Yaroslava Kharchenko

It is a very tough career physically and mentally at such a young age. In the high school years, as I was training, I also started taking theater classes and I loved it. So, as my senior year approached. Read more>>

Devon Drew

I loved performing, any chance I could get to be on a stage I would take it. When I was in high school, a family friend had the hook up for SNL tickets. I begged my mom to take me. The way it worked was we would get the tickets for a random date and didn’t know who would be the host. Read more>>

Lanessa Long

My brother Jeremy is a musician, and naturally, he was a huge part of the inspiration in getting me into music. We’ve sung together since I can remember and he produced my first EP. I went to school for music at California Institute of the Arts and graduated in 2018. Read more>>

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