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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.

Nichole Trinidad

Now, here I am- funding, owning, & doing all that I can to continue to create jewelry with a meaning & purpose for women who inspire me! It is a challenge being a solo entrepreneur because I play a lot of hats but I love it because every day, I have the ability to encourage & remind thousands of people to live a life of passion & positivity! Read more>>

Catalina Andrade

I created Whole Bella to empower women to create a healthier lifestyle for them and their families. I am so happy that I am able to bring together my 20-year holistic health experience with my Masters in Organizational Leadership that goes into a mindset and this way truly supports women to find the root of their health issues. Read more>>

Irma Sofia Poeter

I started on my creative journey as a child. I was very creative and observative, a quality encouraged by my mother, but never thought that art could be my way of life, so I went on studying architecture thinking my creative force would find its outlet thought this path. I did not finish my studies for I got married very young. Read more>>

Bianca Reyes

I’m a girl who is very into conventions, theme parks, art events, movies, etc… what inspired me to start drawing and illustrating again is all of those people I would see every year offering and sharing their work, there is something so amazing about presenting yourself and your art to everybody and be like “This is me, this is what I do, here I am” but I used to be very shy and self-conscious about sharing my art. Read more>>

Arianne Behbahani

After pursuing a master’s degree in Gastronomy in northern Italy, I returned to California with a desire to open a food truck bringing locally sourced, fresh food to people on the go. Shortly after that, I met Liam, my partner (in life and in business) working at a catering company and we decided to go on this food journey together. Read more>>

Asha’ Jones

I determined that learning would be the key to changing my life and the lives of those around me. It was then that I dedicated myself to learning. I was not satisfied with merely getting a sufficient grade, but instead, I wanted to absorb the information to acquire the skills necessary for my future success. Read more>>

Kasandra Romero

I started off with just mascara and gloss since k wasn’t allowed to use makeup. Mascara and gloss was the look from 7th grade all the way to sophomore year in high school. Around April or May of 2018, I started doing my eyebrows and applying concealer, it was bad!! But practice and dedication helped me a lot!  Read more>>

Marlene Avelino

My dedication, my quality work, my attention to detail and my customer service is what sets me apart from other nail artists. I always use quality products, I give my clients quality time on each of their appt. I make sure to book enough time for each person to make them feel extra special and not rush through their service. Read more>>


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