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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.

Huong Lien

We are deeply dedicated to our respective crafts – me with the creativity and strategy involved in content creation and social media management, and Jimmy enamored by website development and online marketing. Read more>>

Mindy Kinne

Whenever you feel that you are out of your comfort zone, consider it a gift because this is where the magic happens. Remember… comfort is the enemy of art so embrace the challenges along the bumpy road to success. Read more>>

Molly Pross

I feel like I’m incredibly lucky to say that my journey to motherhood inspired my passion and ability to do what I do today and that’s support people during the most important transition of their lives – becoming a parent! After a 10+ career in marketing, I decided to go back to school to earn my MBA at USC and it was upon earning that degree that I learned I was (oops!) pregnant! Read more>>

Doreen Gal

Fashion has been a passion of mine ever since I could remember – it was my first love. As a girl, I remember sitting in the kitchen in fancy ball gown dresses, drawing my own designs, and dreaming of one day becoming a fashion designer – I actually named my make-believe boutique ‘Fashion Passion’ (ha!). Read more>>

Sydney Pugh

The one place my family loves to travel to is Disney, so I knew a lot about it. I started a blog as a creative outlet. I included hotel information, packing guides, tips, and tricks – and LOVED it. I moved to Los Angeles after graduating from college and realized that I could expand my blog to include helpful guides and share my travel stories, and Home and A Broad was born. Read more>>

Silbia Lee

I slung coffee at various cafes for almost six years, working my way up to the general manager level. When I moved to LA three years ago, I found work as a barista at K-town coffee shop, just a block from Bia’s current location. Read more>>

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>>

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