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 came to continue my studies in Marketing at UCLA. While I was a student, I started doing internships, back to back, learning directly from the working field, hands-on, in different industries that I was passionate about. Read more>>
My dad coached me to be the hardest worker on (and off) the field, which led me to success in my craft. There were highs and lows in my athletic career – I blew out my ACL and MCL on my left knee but I was always taught to never give up. Read more>>
I got into the healing arts because I, myself, was in need of healing. I think this is a common story! But I’d experienced a psychiatric misdiagnosis when I was, in fact, grieving. I had no idea about emotional healing, or that grief was necessary and took a long time. Read more>>
My mother is a fashion designer and entrepreneur, she was always starting clothing lines my whole life, along with my father who ran the business side of things. I think that made me passionate about becoming an entrepreneur and branding at a young age. I went to school for Business Marketing and Photography. Read more>>
The home I grew up in was full of paints, brushes, and pens that my dad used as a painter. He mainly practices oil on canvas but also knew a lot about calligraphy. He and my mom encouraged creative thinking and have been a great source of influence for most of my life. Read more>>
My entrepreneurial journey really starts back in 2015. I came across BossBabe, which is a brand created by Alex Wolf that encourages female entrepreneurs to be feminine bosses. I immediately felt a sense of acceptance and as though my dreams were valid. So, I started working closely with Alex and tried a bunch of different things in hopes that eventually something would stick. Read more>>
My blog was created for a daily dose of inspiration, highlighting my slogan to “Live it, Love it, Wear it.” This slogan resonated with me – It’s about my lifestyle and travels, things I love (beauty, interior, the environment, relationship, family, and more), and of course, fashion! I love to share a mix of affordable and worth the splurge places and things in life. Read more>>
Thalia Ayres Randolph
I was born in Toronto and introduced to alternative healing from a very young age, my grandmother and mother practiced yoga, meditation and reiki and my godmother is a shamanic healer. I watched and learned from them and along the way I picked up tools to help in my own healing throughout life. Read more>>