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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.

Kailea Crommett

Together, we created Sacred Spirit Healers Market here in the lower San Diego area. It is a monthly pop-up healer’s market, currently at Soul Flow Studio in North Park although we plan to expand to other areas. We have different healers come to offer affordable mini sessions to the public. Read more>>

Ashley Love

A few years ago, I realized I was putting so much effort into helping other people grow their businesses but wasn’t reaping the benefits so I set out to do my own thing. My now ex-husband was very weird about it all. One day he would be supportive and the next day I’d never make it. Read more>>

Sherry Keomany

With my combined background as an award winning artist, a healthcare practitioner, and make up lover, my new career decision to become a PMUA made the most sense. From my small beginnings, my dreams became reality when I established True Contour Cosmetics in 2013. Read more>>

Mariah Darshà

Mariah Darshà is an Fashion & Lifestyle Host, Blogger, and Social Media Influencer. Although her love in the beauty world is forever evolving, her heart for supporting young professionals, creatives, & helping emerging bossbabes in the industry flourish, goes even further. Read more>>

Heather Gjerde

My yoga practice continued and deepened as I found it to be my favorite way to reduce stress from full-time marketing jobs (plus all the other life stuff). In 2016, I completed my first 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa yoga teacher certification at Bird Rock Yoga in Pacific Beach. Read more>>

LaDora Browning

Working a full-time job after college was becoming really draining and unsatisfing. I felt like I wasn’t focuses on things that actually interested me. My blog allows me to have an outlet for my interest and a way to share them with the world. Read more>>

Callie Salmon

I didn’t have a business background, I had only managed a flower shop and studied interior design in college. But I wasn’t necessarily happy and knew I had a greater calling to challenge myself in doing something that would ultimately change my life for the better. Read more>>

jinely reyes

My passion for influencing and empowering others started as I grew older . I grew up with two Hispanic parents that did not have the opportunities I was brought up with. Once I understood the value of time over money I began focusing solely on what made me happy. Read more>>

Angel Manus

Well it all started when I was just little, I absolutely loved fashion and my love for it has only grown since. I went through my different stages when I was younger of wanting to model, wanting to design, etc. Read more>>

Isabella Wong

Experiences I gained throughout the years inspire me to keep learning and working hard so that I can share my passion, creativity, and fashion dream with others. To further my knowledge in fashion, I decided to get a structured education from the School of Style and receive training from celebrity stylist Amber Renae. Read more>>

Melanie Jimenez

I’ve been doing hair freelance ever since on my family, neighbors and friends. I absolutely love that something as simple as a haircut, color or body piercing can change how people feel and look so much. I have the power to change perceptions and create smiles. Read more>>


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