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.
I have been a lifelong sports fan, and I didn’t feel that there was content geared towards women like me, women who love sports and are knowledgeable about sports but still enjoy the lifestyle aspects of sports. With that in mind, I started 49ers Fangirl covering the team I love and creating lifestyle content and content that took fans beyond the locker room. Read more>>
From a young age, I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with design and creating with my hands. Art was always my favorite throughout school, but I never thought to pursue it as a job – I always looked at it as a creative outlet for me. After high school, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse for almost two years. Read more>>
I was born and raised in a small town in Northern California and as far back as I can remember, I knew I wanted to work in fashion. Unfortunately there was absolutely no industry for it where I lived. While in high school, I looked into attending FIDM Los Angeles or San Francisco, but it wasn’t attainable for my family or I at the time. Read more>>
I identify as a queer woman. Being part of the LGBTQ+ community (for the past 15 years) and the Women’s March leadership, I have sadly discovered that the LGBTQ+ community has the highest rates of depression, addiction, mental health issues, and suicide. Read more>>
At a young age I started gymnastics with a competitive private club in the USAG circuit. The sport quickly became a full-time job for me at a highly competitive level. Training the upwards of 30 hours a week with school and traveling for competitions. Having such a saturated weekly schedule I became very disciplined as a child. Read more>>