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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.

Casandra Higuera

Her healing was the result of radical self-love and a courageous journey through acceptance to wholeness. The transcendent beauty of unification mind-body-spirit gave her purpose and she began helping others overcome the seemingly impossible through a mind-body-spirit approach to healing chronic pain and injury. Read more>>

Jessica Pittman

I have always strived to bridge the gap between eastern medicine and our western medicine. I am also an empath, so I feel very strongly energies of my clients and others. These energies were always somewhat illusive in my line of work because I could never figure out what they were, so I sought out a modality to identify them. Read more>>

Ashley Argaez

I’ve always been an artist by nature. Whether it was making jewelry at a young age, becoming president of the Art Club in high school, or even taking drawing classes in college… art is in my blood. I see things in shapes, colors, and textures. After five years as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Read more>>

Bridget Oxford

I grew up being in and around salons my whole life. My parents always wanted me to go a more traditional route and get a degree but then soon realized that was not my life path nor what I was passionate about. So in August of 2018, I started my journey to become an Esthetician. Read more>>

Jaymee Horn

I started dreaming of doing photography as my “career” in High School when I won a California State photography competition. I loved the smell of the darkroom and all the crazy ways I could manipulate an image in a dark room. When I decided to start looking at colleges, I realized my hope for a photography career wasn’t as clear cut as many other paths. Read more>>

Liana Tsirklin

My passion for nutrition, fitness, health, and wellness began early on in high school; I had been involved in sports for the majority of this time, mostly with soccer, and as a black belt Tae Kwon Do competitor. When I found myself without a planned and scheduled activity, I realized that I needed to be more proactive about taking care of myself. Read more>>

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