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.
After having been heavily involved with music in high school, eventually moving on to photograph local bands in Philadelphia and also having studied film in college, I was primed for a career in music videos. I quickly worked my way up from production assistant to production coordinator within three months of my arrival in LA. Read more>>
Pil Sun Ham
I am formally trained as an architect and still practice as part of the parallel design studio. I started a few years with my business partner. In addition to architecture, in the traditional sense, we also provide creative direction and consultancy for both startup brands and established ones alike. Read more>>
I always wrote — even as a little kid, I made up languages and came home every day from school between the ages of 12-16 to write a novel– but I got my career started in musical theatre in New York. I worked on various Broadway productions and had a musical off-Broadway with my writing partner, Steven Jamail. Read more>>
I grew up loving to perform and make people smile. Being a physically small girl and a minority, I always felt I needed to stand out by having a big voice and expressing myself because I would often get made fun of being tiny as a child. Movies and music were my biggest interests and passions and from the very young age of 9. Read more>>
I have always been a storyteller. Before I could put words on paper, I told them with my mouth. I talked early and a lot. My parents called me Jabberjaw after the futuristic shark in that 70s cartoon. My first publications came in the 6th grade at the urging of my English teacher. Read more>>
When I became pregnant with our son, I had recently been laid off from my full-time position as a managing editor and ventured into the world of freelance writing for the digital verticals of a few national women’s magazines. Read more>>