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Orange County 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 Orange County that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Tiffany Mink

I started doing screen-printed t-shirts shortly after that. My goal was to create tops that were fun and trendy, but that you felt like you could wear outside of the Disney parks. Ultimately shirts that didn’t have to scream that you were a Disney fan, but shirts that felt more like a secret handshake if someone got the reference. Read more>>

jessica fu

For my music, I started to write down how I feel all the time, so it changed to a poem then I find beats that I love then it changed to songs. That’s when I start to notice I can write and I can sing at the same time. Read more>>

Gina Purcell

I’ve always had a love for photography. My passion for it started when I took a high school photography class. I fell in love with film and being able to develop negatives and prints in a dark room. I didn’t think I could have a career in it. Read more>>

Stefanie Salem

After returning to the US, I began to figure out what my next step would be business-wise. I had never been a 9-to-5 job type of person, and as a single mom, I needed the flexibility to be there for my kids (they were 2 and 4 at the time). Read more>>

Joanna Yoo

I am an aesthetic nurse and work in Huntington Beach. I got my RN license some years ago, along with my Masters in Nursing. My first job out of school was working at the plastic surgery office I’m at now. Read more>>

Shelly Kim

This is now my main purpose in doing what I love, having the chance to share my journey with others in hopes of also inspiring them along the way by helping them pursue what they are mostly passionate about. Read more>>

Rebecca Kheang

My journey with eyebrows started when I was much younger. I was always intrigued by fuller eyebrows. Growing up I lacked eyebrow hairs and suffered from spending too much time each morning filling in my eyebrows and making sure they’re symmetrical. Read more>>

Lynne Jenkins

When I graduated from Andrews, I went to Bowling Green State University. That is when I decided to become a teacher. I always connected with children and I wanted to help them achieve their goals. Teaching became my passion!!!! Read more>>

Kristina Kochan Wingrove

It was all by accident, really. I studied Italian language and Fashion Merchandising at university. Graduating into a job market that was not quite what I had hoped for, I took the first job I was offered. I had always expected to work a corporate life considering my industry. Read more>>

Nancy Lynée Woo

I am very much a collaborator, and I find myself co-creating with lots of different people on lots of different projects, but everything I have my hand in has a common goal: uplift and empower, bring people together, and celebrate our shared humanity. Read more>>

Cornelia Pauline

Increase your impact and income online & monetize the processes that got you there. You also need to make sure to inject your unique brand and social media channels with the right stories. My passion in life is to help my clients, customers and my tribe create that freedom for themselves and their families. Read more>>

Jessica Bailey

I loved curating outfits but didn’t want to spam my followers on my personal account with them. It really was nothing but a hobby at the time and I didn’t take it too seriously until about a year later when more and more followers were inquiring about needing help making outfits or wanting to see more. Read more>>

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