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 Trailblazersseries, 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 East LA that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Tarreyn Van Slyke
I started acting in theatre professionally around age seven, and continued in that direction for the next 20 years, majoring in theatre and performing for a living from 18-27. I dipped my toes into everything that live performance had to offer – singing in bands, doing stand up comedy and improv, anything about that kinetic type of experience appealed to me. Read more>>
Creating innovation and having a curated eye for quality is what All For Ramon is about and what is important to me. The hands-on knowledge and experience that I gained throughout the years is something that I am proud of learning and would like to share with you on this journey. I’m also a professional dancer and lead an active lifestyle and so I wanted to make sure we created a t-shirt line that you could wear anywhere! Read more>>
Kelly Rook Daly
The obsession began when I first enrolled in dance when I was six years old. I’ll never forget the feeling of getting ready for a recital and feeling so nervous, then going on stage and completely losing myself in the performance. It felt magical; as if I had unlocked some sort of secret that other people didn’t know existed. Read more>>
She is a human guinea pig, testing anything and everything she deems worthwhile to help her community find the best products, practices, and treatments on the market. She enlists countless skincare professionals to treat her skin and expand her knowledge, cherry-picking the most effective tips, tricks, and pearls of wisdom from each. Read more>>
As a former undocumented immigrant, I understood what the election meant for me any many immigrants in my communities. I would get a hot wave of heat, cold sweat, and tight chest pains often… my drinking habits didn’t help the situation either, and I often caught myself floating in a negative and bitter place internally. Read more>>