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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.

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>>

Amanda Cee

I started working in the music industry when I was 18 years old as an assistant to Richard Vission from Power 106. He was an on-air DJ. A dance music producer/remixer had his own independent dance label. I had hands-on experience almost immediately with branding and packaging artists. Read more>>

Ayana Tribitt

My Life has been an accumulation of experiences and moments. Being an expressive and passionate woman from Kansas I gravitated towards any class, group, band, choir, club, that was available. These moments inspired and carried me, I see beauty, even in times of chaos. Read more>>

Tonya Kay

I’ve live and entertained in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles. I’ve toured a cumulative five years of my career. I’ve created full-length stage productions, produced live entertainment aplenty and acted in blockbusters and on network tv. Read more>>

Catherine Bak

Growing up, I would go to Korean spas (better known as jimjilbang in Korean) with my sisters, mom, grandma, aunts etc., because it was a part of our culture. It is definitely not the same as going to western spas where people go to usually pamper themselves and have a quiet, blissful “me” time. Read more>>

Adrienne Rose White

I worked tirelessly on every aspect of my one-woman show – from the script and costumes down to the programs. My mom tried to coax me into playing Sleeping Beauty so that I would take my afternoon nap. Mid-yawn, I said, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Read more>>

Maria Lee

I had a vision of becoming a makeup artist working behind the dept store makeup counter when I was 9. Ended up doing graphic design out of art school. Didn’t want to sit behind computer all day so changed careers and did makeup at a counter in Union Square SF. Read more>>

Tatiana Lee

Tatiana Lee is the voice behind Where she highlights her journey as an actress, model & lifestyle influencer born with Spina Bifida. She also uses her social platforms to speak boldly about accessibility and inclusion in mass media. Read more>>

Ashley Chao

As a young girl, I had always been drawn to things that allowed me to be creative. Whether it was art class, painting my nails or watching my mom apply makeup to herself. I spent hours at home putting on makeup, and countless hours inside Sephora and bath and body works. Read more>>

Jennifer Yu

Food brings people together and through food you get to experience different cultures and experiences and I love meeting people who share the same passion!!! I started documenting the food I ate about 3-4 years ago and a friend of mine told me about instagram and I just stared posting. Read more>>

Caroline Juen

I started my blog, Love & Loathing Los Angeles, 5 years ago this September and have had the absolute most incredible journey. I started Love & Loathing LA intending for it to eventually become a book – something I am still hoping to do – Read more>>

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