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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.

Jackie Gomez

Wow, where to begin! Well let’s start it off with my name but everyone calls me Jackie. I knew from a young age that college wasn’t going to be for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved high school and my classes but something inside of me knew I wanted to do something in either in fashion or something in the beauty industry. Read more>>

Kristy Flores

I started cosmetology school in 2012 after not being able to figure out what I wanted to do with my life degree-wise. I sort of did it on a whim, honestly. But it really opened up my creative path, giving me a different outlet that could evolve into a career. After getting my cosmetology license in 2013, I had different jobs and different opportunities, where I’ve learned so much about what works and doesn’t work. Read more>>

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