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Trailblazers: East San Diego

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 East San Diego that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Salina Neou

I did the hardest thing I ever had to do in my entire life… I kissed my family goodbye, packed up my SUV, and drove across country to California. I had no idea what was going to happen, all I know was that it felt right… Read more>>

Renee Malalallah

Having a law degree background from Europe, I always loved the law branch. In the real estate industry, it’s not only about showing houses there is a lot of paperwork involved as well. I made the career switch because I could have both worlds of socializing and paperwork. Read more>>

Anne Richardson

I created a spiritual recovery group called Not Alone so that other women can live in hope and freedom. This is a 12 session small closed group. Women are able to share their stories in a safe environment while learning various practices to bring about deeper healing. Read more>>

Kim Lam

My husband and I we have 4 kids that we are raising and our own family business, we have been running for a little over 10 years now. With this business, I work out of my home and for that, I missed and crave for the face to face clientele interactions. This is where Beautyfixx came to play. Read more>>

Chanel Cook

Almost 4 years ago, I took a calligraphy class with Taryn from Twinkle & Toast. I was at a point in my life where I wanted to do something for myself and lettering was always something that I’ve been interested in. After her class, I kept up with it. Read more>>

Brandy Humphrey

I’ve always been attracted to beauty and knew from a young age that I wanted my career to be within the beauty industry. While I was working in the juniors department at Macy’s, a position with Lancome had eventually opened up and I was fortunate enough to fill the spot. Read more>>

Alena NewLogica, Inna Pankratovaand Irena Mir

All three of us cooperate in “Four Seasons” project: we are taking photos of four different paintings (summer, spring, winter, autumn), each painting has its own unique look, matching bottle and glasses.
For each set, we create a unique design and taking photos using different locations: Read more>>

Kristina Dawood

My love for makeup started as early as I can remember. I have a picture, I must have been about 5, wearing my moms heels, jewelry and bright red lipstick! Fast forward to high school, this is when my love for makeup grew and I started doing friends and family members makeup. Read more>>

Adilene Bautista

I’ve always loved everything to do with beauty so I became a cosmetologist on August 14, 2017, but I have been doing nails since I was 18 years old, now, I’m 25, so I didn’t get to where I’m at, overnight it took a lot of practice & mostly patience. Read more>>

Susan Burns

Being creative and figuring out how to express that in my own original way feels empowering. About a year and a half ago, I started the blog insidemymind.co after my grandmother passed away. I found myself seeking deep words. Read more>>

Bethany Gonzalez

Styling was way more fun to me, it allowed me to show my creative side and that excited me. I worked at many styling bars, picking up tricks, expanding my knowledge and learning what styles I enjoyed. I love bridal hair because I feel honored to be apart someones special day. Read more>>

 

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