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.
Ruth de la Cruz
I began to teach myself all about cameras, how they work and the history of photography by using manuals, books, blogs, and YouTube. I was fascinated the more I learned the more intrigued I was. Read more>>
After graduating from Loyola University New Orleans, we were cast on CBS’ Big Brother 17 as the infamous “twin twist,” where we were tasked to fool the houseguests into thinking we were the SAME person! After this unique experience. Read more>>
I grew up in the country side of Japan. Since when I was little, I loved to express my thoughts and imagination through music, drawing, and painting. I was always driven to express my feelings, my imagination, and sense of self. Read more>>
Rosette Sims and Jenifer Ada Okoye
As we began our careers in Entertainment, we immediately recognized how few people of color there were in positions of power and the overall lack of diversity throughout the industry. Read more>>
Love thee artist love
My mother aunts & uncles would harmonize every family event, Food love & music are the core values we stand by. My first performance was the MLK parade after that day I breathe music at the same time was extremely shy about it. Read more>>
I’m originally from Canada and finally made the move to Los Angeles four year ago to expand my makeup career. I had been doing makeup in Canada for 14 years and felt like it was time to follow my dreams. Read more>>
Upon hearing her story, it’s clear that Gleyzer is a healer at her core. She’s spent her life learning how to heal herself — first, from the hits her body took training as a professional gymnast and later, from a near-death encounter with salmonella poisoning. Read more>>