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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.

Desiree Ignacio

I started wow_macarons in 2014. My daughter at the time was a senior in high school who wanted to make extra money selling macarons to the students. I told her that I would learn to bake the French pastry. Read more>>

Adriana Soltero-Munoz

Nurturing The Goddess Within was an idea that blossomed out of a pure desire to assist women on their healing journey. I know it sounds so cliche but I myself had to make that journey in order to discover my spiritual gifts. Read more>>

Marisse Hendrickson

Everything was scary in the beginning and I doubted myself at times, but it also helped me become wiser and I gained confidence. I like to believe that God was preparing me for greater things because here I am 5 years later continuing my passion & always striving to learn something new. Read more>>

Jamie Laird

Even though I was happy and comfortable with life, I felt that I was missing something because I kept putting off my dream of seeing the world for later. So, I decided it was now or never. Read more>>

Tiffany Lambert

I spend most of my time down in Mexico across the border but still have deep roots in San Diego. I shoot a lot for Homes of Hope and my heart is to help non-profits communicate their stories to their audience. I love to travel and have been to over 45 nations so far! Read more>>

Cecilia Montano

I have always been drawn to fashion since I was younger, so about two years ago, I started an account on Instagram called “@YourStyleInstinct”, where I was able to post my different outfits and how I styled my wardrobe. Read more>>

Nallely Leon

Professional makeup artist with over 4 years experience, currently freelance. I have always loved makeup, I remember hiding my foundation from my mom because she would only let me use mascara as a teen. Read more>>

Jackie Flores

I started my YouTube channel almost three years ago. I knew I always had a passion for makeup & would always be doing these crazy looks until my friends & family encouraged me to start a channel to post the looks. Read more>>

Maria Rivera

Being a hair artist is like any creative career very competitive, but thankfully our industry is changing and we are now recognized as an important part of our American workforce and it has allowed us to compete less and create more. Read more>>

Revel YOGA, Vanessa Cortez and Rocio Olea

“The culture and experience we strive for at Revel Yoga were that we want every person who walks through our doors to feel welcomed like there is a reason they walked through our doors and we want to embrace that. It’s like their yoga practice is home and we’re so happy they are there,” says Vanessa. Read more>>

Lauren Bailey

Gaining the confidence to talk in front of a camera, learning about videography and photography, all from scratch, and saving up money to buy all the fancy lights, audio, and a new camera was quite the adventure. I love to grow, connect with people, and learn new things about this industry every day. Read more>>

 

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