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

Sally Elbassir

It all started in November of 2012. I had just graduated that summer and after months of traveling, returned home only to find myself longing to be on the road again. I just kept telling myself over and over that it was time to grow up and find a full-time job. Read more>>

Ebonie Gholar

I’m a small town girl from Prentiss,Mississippi with big dreams of high fashion. Juggling job to job , I decided to step out on faith and start my own business. Though it wasn’t easy, I continued to keep my head in the game. Read more>>

Sonia Gaeta

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduated UCSB, became a Legal Assistant, a mother, a blogger and founder of LA Mommy Life. I have a constant battle with depression and anxiety. Read more>>

Liv Roach

As a little girl, I always had a love for nail polish all different shades, especially RED! Growing up seeing my aunt and grandmother with long bright colored nails always fascinated me. When I got older, I was able to express myself more so every two weeks. Read more>>

Rakiya Trout

I am a Apparel and Merchandising major super into fashion and expressing myself, and a sewing class was required for my major so I was super down to learn a new skill. I didn’t know what we would actually be creating in the class I thought it would be basic things. Read more>>

Diana Diaz

I grew up dancing in Montreal, Canada, and pursued a professional dance career, dancing all over the world for many years until life took me to Las Vegas to perform with Cirque du Soleil. Read more>>

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