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’ve been singing my whole life. I’ve taken lots of voice training and participated in lots of plays, shows, talent contests, etc. Started writing songs at 15. I’ve had my songs licensed to TV shows such as “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and “Bones” on Fox, to name a couple. Read more>>
My first forays into freelance design started midway through college in Austin; I was learning design thinking in my courses and moonlighting as a freelancer in my downtime. My work back then was god awful (we all have to start somewhere), but I immediately took to visual problem solving. Read more>>
Art was my passion, and very much a part of my personal identity. I studied art in college (figure drawing, watercolors, and ink) but did some fine art photography as well. I used to sit in book stores for hours, looking at the beautiful glossy spreads in fashion magazines. Read more>>
Emilee Dziuk, Paul Barnett
Everything started to come together in 2013 when I met Paul. I had been working with plants and herbal medicine, for several years prior, but when we met, it became one of our shared passions. After a year in San Francisco, we moved to Ojai where we started our own small, diverse, medicinal garden. Read more>>
I didn’t start seeing real revenue until I took a leap of faith to stand on my own. Although, my past positions definitely prepared me for what was to come and talk with a veteran hairstylist in the industry. Read more>>
I started doing ceramics in high school when a 3D art class required us to make a consistent portfolio of work. I wanted to make ceramic teapots, and the teacher instructed me to visit the ceramics department. A week later, I had dropped the 3D class and switched to ceramics. Read more>>
Growing up doing beauty pageants & modeling campaigns, I decided to take my talents to ATL after high school. I pursued sports marketing & modeling, such as music videos & promotions. Read more>>
All I have ever wanted to do was hair. I was born to do it! It’s my truest passion in life. After years of dreaming, I was finally able to go to school. I got my license and assisted several amazing hairstylists, after ample time of doing that, I finally started working behind the chair. Read more>>
If gymnastics taught me anything, its that hard work and persistence pays off. I’m very excited for the next few years, even decades if that’s what it takes, and to see what life has in store for me! Read more>>
I believe that this is where I was meant to land and this is what I was supposed to be doing. Life has timing and dreams rarely come to fruition overnight and sometimes The Universe is waiting to deliver your dream in a form that you could never imagine because it will be somewhere that you’ve never been. Read more>>