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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.

Sophie Bekkering

I grew up in a small town in Holland. I’ve always been fascinated with people and how we connect with each other. My background is in psychology and after I got my Ma degree, I realized that I wanted to go even deeper. I have always been an outside the box. Read more>>

Cristine Tenfen

It all started when I was a child. I used to borrow my parents’ magazines and draw models and landscapes. My father is a born artist. he has a lot of skill in crafts besides being an excellent lawyer. He makes beautiful woodwork such as furniture, boats, houses. Read more>>

Stephany Ferreira

Being a first-generation Brasilian immigrant and having spent much of my life in suburban New Jersey, I could have never imagined I would be where I am today. My path of adventurous endeavors has led me here to sunny San Diego, where my hobbies and creativity have blossomed into a small lifestyle business. Read more>>

Larissa Miller

I am the founder of PI, a brand that started on a dream to “continue infinitely in the direction of your dreams”. It all started back in 2015 when I quit my job to live my dream of traveling the world. I was uncertain of what I might discover but I knew that whatever it was – it was going to be great. Read more>>

Lizbeth Finch

I started in the hair industry 16 years ago, I knew I wanted to work with people and I love to make some feel good about themselves. I am a perfectionist to a fault, I love to create a look for someone and have it change their opinion about themselves. I always tell my clients “ everyone can be beautiful. Read more>>

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