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

Victoria Infante

I’ve written for many outlets, among them, Voces Huffington Post, AOL, and Las Mananitas Show. I currently write entertainment stories for La Opinion. I also write on a weekly basis about my experience as mom in Baby Center Latino. Read more>>

Dominique Calvillo

I fell in love with crochet and was mesmerized by the beautiful patterns, textures and rhythms of the art and my young mind was determined to understand how they were made. I crocheted all the way into adulthood usually around the holidays and came up with a few basic designs to give my friends as gifts. Read more>>

Sevan Kalaydjian and Ani Artsvelyan

We met in college, at UC Irvine, and realized that we both had an affinity for makeup. We were usually the go-tos if our roommates and friends were going out or had special events. After graduating college, we still found ourselves bonding over makeup artistry, going to trade shows, trips to Sephora, product testing, etc. Read more>>

Theresa Huang

With a broad background working in both fashion and wedding, Theresa ultimately finds joy when her artistry is combined with her love to build a personal relationship with her clients. This allows her to immediately scan a client’s features and personalize a style vision for her client. Read more>>

Letitia Fox

Kids are becoming isolated because they are more dependent upon electronics for entertainment and less dependent on human interaction. Let’s inspire children to embrace their own creative imagination through play and social interaction. Together we can make a difference and Bring Old School Play Back for kids! Read more>>

Lisa Aguirre

My goal is to be a positive blogger to other moms and women who have found themselves lost and need some fun, family and fashion inspiration. I love blogging it has opened my mind to so much more and has brought back my creative side. Read more>>

Kara-Leigh Huse

I remember being very interested in art at a young age. My family was full of creatives that encouraged art making of any kind. My maternal grandfather was a cartoonist and my father is an artist who studied at Art Center College of Design. When I was young I took art classes and I loved making crafts in my free time. Read more>>

Evgeniya (Eva) Zolotova

I remembered my journalistic dream and have got an opportunity ( love America for that) to produce and host my own talk show about healthy lifestyle.”What the Hea…lth are you talking about?” on the community television. I am far away from being perfect on camera and my English betrays me all the time but I learn and enjoy every show. Read more>>

Linda Vanessa “Nuves” Tovar

I started building my record collection and have since played music festivals, private parties/events, and local clubs and bars. I most recently have started writing and producing my own music, under the pseudo name, NUVES. Read more>>

Lauren (‘Lo’) Banis

Between my interest in creating some sort of artistic platform for myself and the fact that I felt as if I was rediscovering Los Angeles after having been away for 4 years I decided to create my blog, Lo’s Los Angeles. I love that my Instagram account and website have given me a platform to share all of the aspects of life. Read more>>

Raquel Paz

So my nail journey started when i was 11 years old, i got ny 1st acrylic set for my 5th grade”graduation”. I was in love! I thought it was the coolest thing ever. So from ages 11-16 I would regularly go to the nail salon close to where i live in highland park. Read more>>

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