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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.

Toni Oliveira

I’ve always enjoyed writing and blogging. I feel that writing has been the best way for me to sort out what is going on in my head and heart. I made my first blog when I was a freshman in college before blogging was what it has become now. Read more>>

Kimberly Hawkins

I’m 18 and I’ve always been an artist at heart. I would paint and draw to express myself since I was a child. I was that creative teen that would paint on their walls, but don’t worry, my dad would let me. He was always fascinated with my creativity. Not to mention my parents have always been a great support system and my number one fans. Read more>>

Fern Solomon

I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at the age of 12 when my mother took my handmade felt pencil holders to a local design shop which bought all of them outright. After adventures with wearable art and candles, I joined my brother, Jacob to form Jacob’s Musical Chimes in 1984. Read more>>

Amanda Goodhue

I started A Good Hue, a beauty and personal style blog, in 2013 while working for a social media agency as a hobby and creative outlet to merge my love of beauty, style, writing and PR skills into a blog full of insider tips and ideas. I had been working in influencer outreach seeing amazing blogs everyday and thought ‘hey, I could do that!” Read more>>

Chloe May

I have always been told the phrase, “When you know, you know.” That is a phrase I have been living by my entire life. Ever since I was big enough to hold a camera, the art of visual storytelling has been my fascination. I was constantly creating when I was a kid, whether it be capturing photos to making videos to writing short stories. I even created my own talk show, “The Chloe May Show,” where I would report on local stories and highlights that I found interesting. Read more>>

Amber Henahan

I started my fashion blog a little over 2 years ago, mainly because I constantly had people asking me where I got my clothes. That is when I buckled down and decided it was time to share this information with the public in one location. So, AmberNicoleFashion.comwas born!  Read more>>

Minnelle Kouka

grew up in Metro Detroit and moved to OC three years ago for sunshine and a change of pace! I’ve always been interested in attending events and creating Instagram posts but didn’t blog/take Instagram seriously until April 2017. My motivation to start my account really began once I was fully situated in OC. Read more>>

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