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Trailblazers: Point Loma & Shelter Island

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 Point Loma & Shelter Island that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Jennifer Poe

Being an 18-year-old female in a VERY male dominated industry might sound very intimidating for most young women, but I grew up being the youngest with 2 older brothers and had the determination, work ethic, and strong will to try and not fail at anything I put my mind to. It also helped to have an amazing mentor. Read more>>

Nichole Brauer

I struggled with feeling settled and was yearning for something more in my life. One night while working (yes I am still a full-time Labor and Delivery Nurse) the idea hit me… I needed to discover my niche and what better way to do so than on this platform called Instagram. Read more>>

Danielle Nicole McGhee

I found myself at a community Reiki share, searching for some form of peace. Needless to say, I found the magic that evening. I felt like I was remembering something that I had long forgotten and that’s how my journey began. Opening up and exploring that side of myself lead to me excelling in the professional world as well. I went on to grow with a local San Diego company in a leadership position. Read more>>

Taylor Keightley

I felt that I needed to share because if readers want to learn about me, they are going to get the real authentic me. I feel that it is important for my audience to know who I am and get a glimpse into my life since my blog is more around a lifestyle blog. Topics that I like to write about range from day-to-day life. Read more>>

Angelica Navarra

Now after three attempts to launch my dream career and failing I started to think, “ok, God does not want this for me so what now” right? I began to freak out and wonder what the heck I was going to do with my life, I mean I wasn’t good at anything else. Read more>>

Laura Loaiza

So here I am. My dream. Where I always knew I needed to be but too scared to fully jump in. It can be hard when you’re so used to a laid out corporate world with consistent paychecks and health insurance. But it was time. Read more>>

Stephanie Camacho

I have a passion for helping others and doing what I love is making people feel great about them selves. I specialize in color and color correction. I also love anything that has to do with hair cuts perms and extensions and etc. Read more>>

Matany Bun Ou

Let’s just say my parents weren’t very happy when they found out what I had done & didn’t want to pursue a college degree anymore. One year later, 2009 & into my state board, I came out with a Cosmetology license & now currently work out of my own suite in Point Loma. Read more>>

Irie Earnest

I was inspired to get into holistic health simply because I found the practice of it beautiful and amazing. The idea that the body reacts positively to holistic treatments, made so much sense and the science of it sometimes complex. Read more>>

Mackenzie Hansen

Combining my love for food and design was where I truly found what I want to do. Along with hand lettering and floral illustrations I found my style and now create designs for fun, for work and for anyone who needs it. Read more>>


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