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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.

Stephanie Player

I have always been successful when I follow my instincts, especially with my career and relationships. I’m currently living in Los Angeles as a branding specialist and graphic designer. My career started in San Francisco, where I was living in a halfway house. Read more>>

Lizette Goodwin

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved makeup. I remember When I was a little girl I would sneak into my moms makeup drawer and try her lipsticks on. She’s one the reasons why I’m so into makeup (gracias Mami). Read more>>

Jocelyn Johnson

My love for being a makeup artist starte When I was 18 years old and landed a job being a beauty adviser. At the time I was going to school and knew this part time job would be fun for me, a year later I transferred to a free standing Sephora with the position as a beauty studio Captain. Read more>>

Jessica Louise Garcia

I’m a Filipino-American singer/songwriter. My story starts at a big family party and involves a lot of karaoke and dress up. My family would throw parties every weekend and we’d get together to sing, eat and dance. Read more>>

Angie Sanchez

As a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Practitioner (QHHT), I came into the space wanting to provide a first-hand experience for people to access their subconscious mind. Read more>>

Christina Conte

I want to encourage everyone to step back into the kitchen and make more of their own meals. Not only is it healthier, less expensive, really easy (most of my recipes are) and quick, it’s so satisfying and fun! Homemade food also tastes fantastic when you learn to use good quality ingredients. Read more>>

Ferriss Mason

Being a stylist has led my to meet and go down paths I’d never even imagined as a child and too an adult. I love it and all the possibilities it provides for me. My creative mind melded with my business degree and having worked in the fields of accounting. Read more>>

Julia Baggish

Sooner than later my life revolves around my gym friends, and shortly after that I started teaching group fitness. I’ve had many stints from aqua cycling, to indoor cycling, to HIIT, sculpt and fitness boxing. Read more>>

Astrid Gonzalez

Throughout the time I was freelancing, I did non union commercials and T.V. shows, I was fortunate enough to do makeup and men’s grooming on celebrities, and generally broaden my clientail. Read more>>

Jenay Rose

There has been no shortage of these crippling scenarios in my life. And for a long, long time I blamed the world. I was mad at the universe for putting me in these tough places, these dark holes of seemingly pitless pity and fury. But now, I see so clearly. This hurt, pain, and turmoil was given to me as a gift. I healed me, so that I can heal others. Read more>>

Laura Angelone

The blog and my expertise in Social Media then led me to other missions, such as Community Manager for fashion brands, photography, and influencer relationships manager. Today my job is versatile, with a new mission every day, and I love it! Read more>>

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