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Trailblazers: North Park, South Park & Kensington

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 North Park, South Park & Kensington that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Jessica Wilbert

Meditator and Ayurveda nerd. Seeker. Dancer and tanguera. New California girl. Former teacher + perpetual learner. Obsessive design brain, served with a slice of data. Not of this era. Weaver of words. I made the cross-country move to San Diego earlier this year — part of a total life overhaul, having grown up and lived on the east coast! The story of how I got here is one of hitting rock-bottom, wiping the whole slate of my life clean, and starting afresh. Read more>>

Lara Worm

This business is teaching me so many new things, and I am able to draw upon my training, experience, and judgment I gained from being an attorney, and apply it in completely different ways. And you never know what the future holds. Read more>>


Whether it be music or visual art, it is my thing. I have always known that my career would somehow express itself through an art of some form. My primary platform has easily been hair and expression of self. I LOVE to capture energy through the photography of my work. I want to convey emotion. Read more>>

Elizabeth Richards

I love my passion every single day, and I’m endlessly grateful for it. I’ve proved it many times over again. Thoughts become things! My inspiration stemmed by the incredible local talent who fills this beautiful city. Local artists amaze me, their work is incredible, and they are so humble & kept. Read more>>

Jaclyn Najjar

I always got such a thrill out of finding something fun to wear, that I knew no one else had, or that was a fantastic deal. It was my favorite hobby, and thus most of my wardrobe came from secondhand and vintage pieces. I didn’t study fashion in college, but I was always interested– Read more>>

Kirey Peralta Feregrino

I knew I wanted to create new things, but I did not know what, so I began to sketch until I got some clothes and bags and I kept going with ideas in new purses, because I love how a purse and accessories can make your outfit look better. And today I have my small business, I do what I love, and I’m really happy. Read more>>

Gia George

I have been pursuing my passions my whole life, knowing that I would eventually make a career out of it but not really knowing how. I’ve always just followed my heart, and it has taken me from one pursuit to the next. Now I’m finally seeing how my passions are coming together in my life purpose. Read more>>

Liz Myers

Mindfulness and mind/body healing modalities gave me the tools I needed to heal myself and sharing them with others is the greatest gift I can give with my time here on this earth. Time is the only true gift we have and spending it daily to support others on their life’s journey is the only path I want to continue to walk upon. Read more>>

Lindsay Mangum

The idea was a culmination of my passions and strengths, with just enough unknown and new to make it an exciting and challenging endeavor. This new stage of life I found myself in meant that I needed something that could be done from home. Read more>>

Lindsay Kreighbaum

I feel pretty lucky that I am still doing today what I pursued when I was 18! In college, I had numerous internships assisting artists, working at printing studios, and even photographing for an online clothing company. Read more>>

Justina Aura

Making jewelry is something I have been doing since I was in fashion school. I took a wire wrapping course and fell in love. While in university, I sold the majority of my designs to my professors. However, after graduation. Read more>>


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