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.
I’m originally born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. When I was seven years old, we lived on the East Coast in Maryland for a brief period of time. My uncle is a radio DJ in DC and needed a child’s voice for a commercial for Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards. He asked me if I’d be interested and I immediately said yes! Read more>>
I am an artist creating on all surfaces since a young age. I’m from all over the place, but born in Rancho Mirage, Ca. I started expressing myself through watercolor & acrylic paint since I was in kindergarten & slowly started working with ballpoint pens, charcoal, oil paint, graphic design, welding & writing, which made me want to continue learning more. Read more>>
From an early age, I was involved with theatre and drama, at school and otherwise, but didn’t have a clear path when leaving high school, nor had I contemplated acting professionally.In my late teens whilst backpacking in Europe, my travels landed me on the island of Malta; between Italy and North Africa. At that time, Ridley Scott’s film “Gladiator” was shooting there and as grace may have it. Read more>>
Moving to Los Angeles was a huge inspiration to me, and really jump-started my passion for art. I’ve always been drawing and painting, but moving to the west coast was like going from black and white to color. There’s so much around to be enamored by, and that passion translates to my work. Read more>>
Lily Darragh Harty
So, if you want to go all the way back, I started making videos when I was in middle school- they were ridiculously weird YouTube videos I made with a friend recording from a laptop video camera. I’d always loved movies and worldbuilding and was a huge nerd for Harry Potter, then later Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, all of that stuff. Read more>>
I love to help people to live healthy lives! That love helped me to create a few businesses here in Los Angeles, one is called BOOTCAMP LA, an outdoor fitness program that helps adults to get in great shape in a beautiful outdoor setting. The second is Happy Healthy Fit Girls, an online fitness program with 30-Day Challenges. Read more>>
I’m a TV writer, former professional athlete, and fitness trainer. Most recently, I created/produced a scripted dramedy web series called “LA Train•her”, which premieres online this August! My journey here has been far from typical. I’ve pursued multiple careers and passions, and now am finally finding a way to merge them together. Read more>>
I have always been on my spiritual path, this runs in my family, it just seemed natural to me. I kept this part of my life to myself. My Grandma read Tarot cards for her friends, her sister took people on pilgrimage to Fatima and did healings and prayed for people. Read more>>