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

Rachel Austin

I think my story starts out much like other photographers, I have always been artistic and have always loved creating art. As a kid, I used to really love taking pictures with disposable cameras. I would have my friends dress up and model for me. I remember how excited I would get to go develop them to unveil the results. Read more>>

Jackie Huang

I’ve always had a love for animation so after high school, I moved out to Los Angeles to attend USC for film school. While there, I interned at the Walt Disney Company and Dreamworks Animation. During those internships, I learned about this job called ‘visual development’. Read more>>

Stephanie Lawrence

With over 12 years of experience as a professional makeup artist, I often found myself in need of a quick, sanitary and efficient solution to remove stubborn lip products. Inspiration suddenly struck on set of a huge commercial when I was asked to completely change a lip shade from deep wine to the model’s natural tone. Read more>>

Sabrina Robinson

I got started on the business side of the Spa industry working in Corporate Sales during that time, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and worked for a top makeup company in their Spa division. I then went on to do Makeup in Europe for three years before returning back to the states and getting into the skincare industry full time. Read more>>

Jennifer Adams

I am originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. I moved to California in October of 2014, with dreams of helping those that are hurting within the mental health realm. Growing up, I always had a love for reading and writing; it was my ultimate escape. Read more>>

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