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 Pasadena that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
I walked into my first ashtanga yoga class at 18 after I had moved from Iowa to New York City. It totally transformed my idea of what working out could be and what a self-care practice looks like. I was hooked by the athleticism, the strength, and peace of mind that I first gained. Read more>>
Design was always in my heart – whether I knew it or not. I grew up taking art classes and always had friends that shared that same love for creativity and making something out of nothing. When I was in high school, I took a newspaper class in which I quickly realized writing was not my strong suit, but the design aspects of laying out pages as an editor seemed so interesting. Read more>>
My path to Photography was consistent yet undetected for much of my teenage years. In high school and early college, I planned to become a nurse and over my three years in community college that changed. Photography was always a hobby and one of my favorite pastimes. Read more>>
Throughout most of my life, I was pretty career-focused, worked multiple jobs, for small businesses, at schools, in retail. Then, three and a half years ago, I became a mom. I had to quit my job as it didn’t cover the cost for childcare in LA and I spent my days at home. After having my second little girl, almost two years ago. Read more>>
After spending several years working in a leadership position designing training and developmental programs on a university campus, I left to pursue other projects in leadership while still teaching in the Leadership department. Coffee on Leadership was a natural way for me to continue to design conversations around leadership in that time. Read more>>
I am female, and I am a dancer. I am 29 years young. I was born into a family where I was the only girl out of four kids. I knew at a young age, I was different and special. Yeah, it sounds corny, but it’s true. My mom sang and my dad played the drums in the Church I grew up in. Read more>>
After running my first marathon, I found that yoga complimented my running and helped me overcome my aliments. I instantly fell in love with yoga, which soon became my passion and a part of my daily practice. Read more>>