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Trailblazers: South San Diego

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 South San Diego that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Helya Mohammadian

Everyday people face challenges in their lives that can hinder their confidence and productivity. We believe that your underwear should not be one of them. You’d be surprised how strongly the basics impact your everyday life. For people with physical constraints that make changing difficult, they can regain their dignity by being able to change easily on their own. Read more>>

Kaitlin Rose Williams

I’ve always known I was an artist. In the beginning, it was music. I started singing in the church choir at five, and sang solos in most of my elementary school musicals. At twelve, it was fashion–I spent all of my online time playing on GirlSense. Read more>>

Mariel Cuervo

I’m a creative entrepreneur that grew up on both sides of the US/México border, in San Diego and Tijuana so I’ve always considered myself a bilingual, bicultural, cross border person. I’ve always been business oriented and a serial entrepreneur at heart since I have a lot of different interests. Read more>>

Morghan Medlock

I’ve always loved to cook but never in life did I ever think I would become a chef. I played professionally and had played basketball my entire life. I literally went from the court to the kitchen. After I hung up my sneakers, I decided to get my masters, and a corporate job followed soon after in the social service field at the end of 2015. Read more>>

Tina Shakiyah

I am a creator. I create visual content. I create music. I create characters based off my weird imagination. I grew up in an entertainment based family, so I always felt the urge to put on a show. I gravitated towards acting and singing naturally. Read more>>

Karla Denisse Vazquez

I started designing jewelry 3 years ago in 2015, My first designs were silver necklaces with quotes, “in love we trust”, “love me two times”, “Amor Infinito” “hello darling” where just a few of them, it was a little creative experiment I was hoping it could be somehow successful but wasn’t sure about it. Read more>>

Arianna Gallegos

Everything started with me trying to vlog about my life in Youtube (in Spanish). I just wanted to keep memories of everything I did and everywhere I went so I could show my kids when I grow up. As I started getting more into Youtube and learning more about how it works. Read more>>

Elena Marques

I started my skincare career as a licensed cosmetologist a little over ten years ago, but after developing severe allergies to hair dye, needed to change the course of my career. I always had an affinity for the science of skin, and quickly adapted and felt it was the place I always belonged. Read more>>

Estefania De La Torre

I always wanted to share my work with people because as i practiced and progressed, a lot of the people around me would constantly give me uplifting remarks. I began creating content for Instagram and slowly started uploading tutorials on Youtube. Read more>>

Angela Danielle Deocampo

Everything I’ve gone through definitely has made me the person I am today & it has been the most humbling. I have a growing clientele in the wedding/beauty industry, a healthy family, an amazing husband- it’s my biggest blessings, I am forever grateful. Read more>>


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