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Mid-Wilshire Trailblazers

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 Mid-Wilshire that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Sam Creighton

I faced the difficult decision of choosing between sports (another love) and continuing music. After long discussions with my guidance counselor, I figured out a way to balance both, running into the auditorium panting from Lacrosse practice just in time to jump on stage and rehearse my lines for the annual Musical Theater production. Read more>>

Stephanie Sherry

I was working at ITV studios, so I had very little time off to relax. After I graduated, I realized that I no longer wanted to work in London for the foreseeable future and decided to move abroad on my own (even though I had a boyfriend of six years at the time). I moved to LA in March 2016 (aged 22) with no idea what I wanted to do in life. Read more>>

Joanna and Grace Park

Our approach to fitness is that it doesn’t have to be serious. We believe fitness can be fun and that life is all about balance, hence our name – Exercise with Extra Fries. Over the years, it’s evolved into more than just our workouts. We’ve recently started talking more about our relationship with each other and what it’s like to work with your sister. Read more>>

Joy Shannon

I’ve always had an interest in the supernatural. A world right at our fingertips, but so far away. Equally, I’ve always been concerned with social issues like race relationships. Combining the two in a film just seemed natural because the Black American experience has been horrific. Much like being trapped in a real-life horror film. Thus, My Dead Selfie was born. Read more>>

Jennifer Buckingham

I started my blog as a way of expressing my love of style and a mission to help others on their own self-acceptance journey. I wanted to see more diverse bodies in the traditional and digital media we are saturated with in our daily lives. Read more>>

Mindy Weiss

I grew up in a home where my mother gave the best parties. Her parties were always so creative, funny or over-the-top and always themed — the ultimate hostess. So I suppose it was in my blood from the start. But I didn’t plan on becoming a party planner. Read more>>

Amanda Cee

I started working in the music industry when I was 18 years old as an assistant to Richard Vission from Power 106. He was an on-air DJ. A dance music producer/remixer had his own independent dance label. I had hands-on experience almost immediately with branding and packaging artists. Read more>>

Ayana Tribitt

My Life has been an accumulation of experiences and moments. Being an expressive and passionate woman from Kansas I gravitated towards any class, group, band, choir, club, that was available. These moments inspired and carried me, I see beauty, even in times of chaos. Read more>>

Tonya Kay

I’ve live and entertained in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles. I’ve toured a cumulative five years of my career. I’ve created full-length stage productions, produced live entertainment aplenty and acted in blockbusters and on network tv. Read more>>

Catherine Bak

Growing up, I would go to Korean spas (better known as jimjilbang in Korean) with my sisters, mom, grandma, aunts etc., because it was a part of our culture. It is definitely not the same as going to western spas where people go to usually pamper themselves and have a quiet, blissful “me” time. Read more>>

Adrienne Rose White

I worked tirelessly on every aspect of my one-woman show – from the script and costumes down to the programs. My mom tried to coax me into playing Sleeping Beauty so that I would take my afternoon nap. Mid-yawn, I said, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Read more>>

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