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 Kendall that we hope you will check out, follow and support.
Music has always been a big part of my life. I remember being three years old and listening to Selena as I danced and sang along to my favorite song. I remember singing as I grew up in my room and thinking, “Hmm, this sounds a little different. I like it.” I grew up in a household in which education was the main priority, as it should be; however, I developed a perspective of chasing a career that would bring home the “bacon”. Read more>>
I found myself struggling with body confidence which led me to major binge eating that became worse as time went on. For 1-2 years, binge eating happened more frequently and made me feel worse about myself every time. I became exhausted with constantly struggling with my mindset of food. I decided to turn things around for myself. Read more>>
I committed fully to yoga as a career path when I was 19 after experiencing first-hand the mental and physical benefits a regular practice brings. By combining mindful breathing with mindful movement, yoga has helped me take complete control of my body and become grounded, strong and open in the face of challenges and stress. Read more>>
It wasn’t until the age of seven when I first sang to my sister that my family really discovered my talent to sing. I found my passion, and that spark turned into a fire that would only grow and turn into fuel to feed my dreams. I began doing school talent shows, I joined chorus, dance, and drama and started taking my craft seriously. Read more>>
I’m a singer-songwriter. I was born in Grenada and I now live in Miami, FL. I’ve always been in love with music of all different genres and I always wanted to create my own music. When I was in middle school, I was very inspired by Taylor Swift. She taught herself how to play guitar and started writing songs at a very young age, I decided that I would do the same. Read more>>
Since I was a child, I have always wanted to be an actress. I was always watching actresses and TV show presenters and trying to imitate them. Throughout that time, my mother and grandmother would encourage me to participate in plays at church; this was my start to working as an actress. Read more>>
Originally BobaPop started as A.K.A. Kpop back years ago, which stood for the original members’ names: Ana, Kristien, and Alejandro. We created the group for performance and didn’t think much of keeping the brand, as it was just a quick setup of friends who appreciated K-Pop, or Korean pop, and danced for the fun of it. Read more>>
As for young men and women who are just getting started to advocate in a field that they are passionate about, I would ask, “What drives you?” When I was first diagnosed, I wanted to learn everything there was to know about my disease. A fellow patient shared this with me – Read more>>