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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.

Rachel Dishman

TheGlamGiraffe has always been in the back of my mind – even before blogging was as popular as it is today. I started blogging very minimally on Blogspot around 2013 sharing tips, tricks and fitness posts and gravitating towards the fitness blogging niche. Without the idea that blogging could turn into a full-time career like it can today, my blog fizzled after multiple live changes of career, location and last name (getting married). Read more>>

Carly Mahon

Where to begin! Entrepreneurship has always been on my radar, but I never knew how I was going to make it happen. I discovered yoga about 10 years ago when I was recovering from an injury, which led me to a journey of discovering all different healing modalities. Read more>>

Kimberly Blair and Jessica Townsend

Quick background on our friendship. We met eight years ago at a company we both used to work for. Throughout the years, we’ve pretty much been through it all together. You name it, we’ve been through it in some form or fashion. Yet it’s been some of the most difficult journeys and trials that have helped to strengthen our relationship and create this unbreakable bond. Read more>>

Tiffany Schrade

I started making jewelry because I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so out of frustration, I headed to the art supply store and started messing around with materials and making my own jewelry. Friends started to notice and ask me where I was getting my jewelry, I told them I made it and requests started organically flowing in.  Read more>>

Jennifer Tarve

I went to fashion school in San Francisco three years ago and have always had a huge passion of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. I finally started a blog but wasn’t that dedicated to it. The past year, I finally put hard work and a ton of passion and co-consistency to my Instagram and my blog.  Read more>>

Helene Dossmann

I am a French girl living the dream life in sunny San Diego. I started embroidery as a hobby a year ago, when my bestfriend casually told me about a girl selling all her threads and hoops… little did I know, I would get so obsessed and turn it into a business a few months later! Read more>>

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