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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.

Mariane Tec

I was born in a small town in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Growing up, I used to appropriate my mother’s camera and film, photographing everything that my eyes could see. Read more>>

Salma Hernandez

My story has many ups and downs! I have worked one to two jobs since I was 17 years old. Even through college, I managed to keep two jobs to help my family as I was the oldest child. Read more>>

Amneris Colon

When I was 19, I was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, I put my life on pause because I had to receive chemo, during the treatments I refused to look sick or have any trace of cancer on the outside since it was already taking over in the inside. Read more>>

Ana Sofia Juarez

I started my career in the fitness industry because of personal health issues. In early adulthood, I battled back issues due to low vitamin D levels and compression fractures due to my low levels. Read more>>

Erica Rodriguez

I started my journey off as a makeup artist in 2009 although my heart was to be an esthetician but the school was not affordable at the time – there, I was introduced to lash extensions. Read more>>

Ty Nolte

I was always somewhere drawing. I remember, I would sit at the kitchen table, look out the window and paint all the trees I would see and it made me fall in love with nature. But this also inspired me to keep creating and find the art in ALL things. Read more>>

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