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 started out in NYC with a theatre degree. I quickly leaped into the world of stand-up comedy and comedic acting while supplementing my career with survival jobs – mostly bartending and substitute teaching. I had a lot of funny stories from subbing, and eventually, put up a one-woman show about it. Read more>>
My humor helped me survive being a vegan on welfare with my mom, being shot in a drive-by as a teenager and finally finding my way out of heroin by trying to stand up comedy. My first laughs were better than the high I’d been chasing. Read more>>
I explored the creative ventures I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid and came to find out I want nothing more than to be a face/role model for those who feel as though they can’t express themselves due to lack of diversity, or fear of being judged for who they are. So I moved to La in 2017 and started modeling which turned into a love for creative direction as well. Read more>>
I am attending Cinema Makeup School in Korea Town and all thanks to my family and friends supporting me, but mainly my parents! If it wasn’t for them, I really wouldn’t be here and met all the amazing talented people around me! I am also a cosplayer and tend to be walking around Hollywood quite often! Read more>>
I always wanted to live in Los Angeles even though I had only been there twice. I used to think a job would take me there but fortunately after a walk in audition I did for the University of Southern California. I was invited to attend on full Scholarship. I graduated with honors and now I am a global working artist based out of Los Angeles and Siracusa, Italy. Read more>>
I’m born and raised in France and I have a background in classical music. I played cello and piano since I was 4. I went to the Sorbonne university in Musicology. I always was very attracted to art, any kind of art, from ballet to painting, and I spend all my free time in museums, from the Louvre to the Grand Palais. Read more>>
I started as a hair model and worked my way up, wig by wig. I was living in Manhattan, doing a lot of commercials and a little bit of acting. I really wanted to make the transition and give acting a real try. Simultaneously, I had started to write songs seriously. I had gotten my first placements on a couple of oversees artists just a month before I moved to Los Angeles. Read more>>