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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.

Alba Gabriela Perez

I am Alba Gabriela Perez, I am 24 years old and I am a Mexican nutritionist and influencer, I started about two years ago and I decided to open my Instagram page as a tool for my profession. Two years ago I felt insecure and had doubts about throwing myself into the real world. Read more>>

Michelle Armendariz

Baking has always been a pass of time and passion of mine since high school. I was inspired by my mother who would bake cakes as a hobby. I was always told by my parents to go to school, get an education and get a secure and reliable job. Read more>>

Kaelyn Ryan

It all began my sophomore year of college when I was between majors and did not which to choose. Between Broadcast Journalism and Public Health, I went with Journalism. It has always been my dream to work in a field or build my business where I am impacting the world. Read more>>

Kaley Morlock

It was the summer of ’14, when Joshua McCleskey and I moved to the sleepiest beach town in Southern California. We weren’t Coral Bells then, but a couple of folk musicians from Oklahoma who took our chances on a town we had never been. Read more>>

Daniel Botticelli

It all started with me working for a Non Profit in 2006 called Invisible Children. I got hired as a Roadie and basically my job was to empower the youth of America in order to end a war in Uganda. This was significant because I met my best friend. Read more>>

LeCarla Washington

I always seem to be fascinated by the beauty of hair. Around the age of 5, instead of going outside to play, I was the kid inside trying to learn every technique of braiding, styling, pressing my doll heads, and always finding new products to add to my hair box. Read more>>

Malia Williams

I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur. Currently, I am finishing up school for my BS in Business Marketing as I already have three business-related Associate degrees. I have always been interested in fashion and beauty so for my senior project in high school. Read more>>

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