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Trailblazers: Pacific, Mission & Ocean Beach

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 Pacific, Mission & Ocean Beach that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Georgette Yacoub

My advice for anyone looking to start and grow their business is… worry less about growing your business. Your focus, first and foremost, is to do a good job. Focus on the people who already invested in you and go above and beyond their expectations. Read more>>

Jill McDevitt

I knew I wanted to be a sexologist since I was 14 years old, and I was confused and embarrassed about my sexual feelings and changing body. I began doing researching, and remember spending many nights at the local book store in the “sex and relationships” aisle reading every book on the shelves. Read more>>

Kayla Zakhour

I am an enigma of cultures, experiences, and expectations. My paternal side is Lebanese but practiced Catholicism. My mother’s side is South African and her family is a medley of contrasting customs. I embody diversity but have been raised with the spirit of acceptance. Read more>>

Nikki Sammet

My job is to help you become the leader of the pack in your world. Whether that is in your social media presence, increasing brand awareness, strategizing in your startup, crafting goals, losing weight, working on communication in your relationship and breaking down your own limiting beliefs. Read more>>

Gabrielle Foley

I was asked to stay at the school year-round and be a part of the studio company attached to the school. That summer, I was 15 and decided to pick up my whole life and move away from home to follow my dream. Going from being a normal kid living in Nebraska to living on your own at age 15. Read more>>

Thao Nguyen

It is definitely not a smooth road! You face new challenges each day which keeps you on your toes. Don’t let the simple things discourage you from doing what you love. Take it as a learning lesson to better your craft. Discover your weakness and work on perfecting that weak point. Read more>>

Caroline Ramirez

I enjoy coffee so much that I became a barista at a popular coffee shop, and I have no regrets. I also enjoy photography on my downtime, so that’s why I decided to become a blogger. I share a lot of nice city spots with my followers, that way they can experience all of the places I enjoy. Read more>>

Serena Amoroso

After my own struggles with mental health including chronic depression, an eating disorder, and substance abuse my healing journey began. I was seeking peace from the inner turmoil and that guided me on the path I’m traveling today. From yoga and meditation to sound baths and Reiki, I dove fully into it all. Read more>>

Kathy Gomez

Last minute, right before my graduation, I decided to go check out Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy to see what it was about. I fell completely in love and walked out feeling so inspired and knowing exactly what I needed to do. Read more>>

Ros Galati

Most times, it’s exhausting doing both, especially because the high season is the same for both roles, but I love both gigs so much that even though I find it overwhelming, the fulfillment I get from them far outweighs the stress. I could never decide between them. Read more>>


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