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Trailblazers: Balboa Park & Hillcrest

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 Balboa Park & Hillcrest that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kimm DiCato

I suppose my makeup story really begins on the stage back in my days as a performer in high school. I loved the process of putting on my makeup before a show. It wasn’t until I took a Makeup For the Stage course while studying theater in college, that I found my true passion for makeup was actually in applying it on someone other than myself! Read more>>

Vanessa Valiente

My degree is in television, theatre and film with an emphasis in costume design. For the first few years of my career, I was a costumer on television dramas. In between the shows, I started personal styling. In 2007, I created V-Style and became one of the first fashion bloggers in San Diego.  Read more>>

Corina “Cori” Presutti

I have lived a life of music and dance and it’s fair to say it’s in my blood. I was shaking my diapered butt to steel drums in the Caribbean before I could really walk (actually, shortly after shaking my butt to island music, I may have taken a little horizontal trip down some stairs – grace only works while dancing – a lesson continuously learned through adulthood). Read more>>

Cami Glosz

I started my blog, Veggies Then Wine, in August 2017 as a creative outlet to highlight the recipes I was already cooking at home each day. Since then, I’ve been working on improving my iPhone photography skills and coming up with easy and healthy recipes to show on my Instagram and blog. Read more>>

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