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.
My name is Anna, and I currently work in the esports industry as a marketing coordinator for 100 Thieves. 100 Thieves is a lifestyle brand with concentrations in gaming, apparel, and entertainment. Before my time here, I worked at various companies such as TikTok, Snapchat. Read more>>
I was born in Baltimore, Maryland in the ’90s, a ’90s kid in the finest sense, back when it was still a thing for kids to ride their bikes down the street and play outside until it got dark. Good times. I always was fascinated by the movies. In kindergarten, by far my favorite school year of all time. Read more>>
My story started with me chasing salary and not passion. I’m a first generation college student from Robbins, Illinois, a low income and predominantly black, south suburb of Chicago. My number one goal was to make a six-figure salary so that I wouldn’t have to live paycheck to paycheck. Read more>>
I am originally from a town called Bakersfield also known as the hottest place on earth, though Los Angeles has always felt more like home for me. I moved out here originally to pursue a singing career and let me just say it was far from an easy transition. Read more>>
They say the human body reproduces its own cells every seven years. Well, me seven years ago would definitely not recognize me now because of how much I have changed. Discovering my likes, identifying what I’m not, and pursuing what I want – these were not traits I had acquired throughout the first two decades of my life. Read more>>