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Trailblazers in DTLA

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

Nicole B. Day

I’ve been fooling everyone unintentionally all these years, but in a good way. This wouldn’t be a great story to tell and help inspire other women if it wasn’t for that! You see, I’ve created this illusion that I’m much young-er, hip, the life of the party, only hang out with celebrities and ready to take on the world in the public. Read more>>

Domenica Comai

I am Domenica Amfoma Comai today known by the name “Q”. My story begins on August 21st 1993 in Ghana, Africa. My mother is a beautiful African Queen born and raised in Ghana herself. My father is from Italian & German descent. Together we spent the first five years of my life in the motherland. Read more>>

Bianca Foster

I am a mother to my sweet daughter Gabbie, wife to my loving husband, Kindergarten teacher, cheer coach, soccer mom, loyal friend, sister, an daughter. God is the light of my life. I grew up the projects in Jackson, MS. My environment or living situation never defined who I was or who I wanted to become. Read more>>

Elena González Santulli

My artistic background is rooted in the capital of Spanish Cinema and hometown Málaga, Spain. Like many artists, I chose a path that is not-so-linear, nor promising. I came to the States as a kid, for better opportunities in education. I landed in New York and feel I was much more influenced. Read more>>

Viorica Rusnak

I’ve been a caregiver for the elderly for 20 years and in 2009 in Portland, Oregon I started private caregiving for an art professor by the name of Jean Kendall Glazer and she is the one who saw that I had the passion and talent for art. She taught me everything I know about art and encouraged me to start painting. Read more>>

Kelsey Cordle

The journey I’ve been on for the past few years started a few years ago. I went to school to become an occupational therapy assistant, and at the time that I was in school, I really loved it. But shortly after being in the field as a working professional, I realized that it, at times. Read more>>

Jenaya Wade

As far as I can remember, it was bittersweet. My dad worked for NYC Transit, holding down the fort while my mom was in and out of drug rehab. There was always something in me yearning for more. I’ve always been outgoing. Read more>>

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