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.
Maria and Babbs Lopez
In June of 1985, our mother immigrated to this country wearing big sunglasses and a big sun hat while riding in the passenger seat of a pick up truck and pregnant with us…dearest God! We were born in Silverlake CA and started our lives there. Read more>>
I’m a creative LA native through and through. I was raised in Encino just like Encino Man, but have made my way to the other side of the hill and now reside in WeHo. I’ve always been someone who loved performing, writing and making comedy. Read more>>
My art creates a balance to the everyday discipline of the chaotic business world in which I thrive. There are no limits and no restrictions. Am blessed to be able to express myself, freely, with the wonderful medium of glass. Read more>>
My name is Chelsey Goldsmith and I am a stuntwoman in Los Angeles, CA. Funny story: I actually quite fell into doing stunt work, no pun intended. I, like many other’s in the industry, grew up idolizing different action stars and movies. Read more>>
Dr. Nicole Haggard
I imagine my story as all the different sides of me coming together to create our organization The Center For Intersectional Media and Entertainment or CIME (pronounced: See-Me) as we like to call it! Read More>>
Should I start with the time I accidentally got engaged at 18 after being baptized or the time I dropped my psych major and switched to screenwriting because the boys were cuter? Though I am a comedian, I am a pretty serious person. When Voyage LA reached out to me I spent three hours alone making a balloon dress. Read more>>