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Arlington’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out Arlington’s rising stars below.

Aubrey E. Guthrie II

I am a 84 year old retired Family Practice and Emergency Room Physician with a lifelong interest in Photography. I have pursued Photography full time since retirement. I do not consider myself a professional photographer but I have sold prints along the way. Read more>>

Micchicco Stephens

Growing up in Philadelphia, I was surrounded by diverse cultures that allowed me to try a variety of foods. Additionally, my mother enjoyed cooking and always exposed me to different cuisines. From watching her to assisting her, my devotion and love for culinary art was born. Read more>>

Kenny Kolter

When folks ask me what I do for a living I tell them I play various instruments as a backdrop for people to meditate and pray. I have been playing drums and percussion since age 9, and I’ve been practicing Transcendental Meditation since age 12. Read more>>

Nae Harris

I have loved the art of Hairstyling since the age of four. I grew up watching my mom receive services in the chair from my Aunt who had her own Salon at the time in Irving, Texas. I was talented enough to help my mom maintain her hairstyles until she was able to return to the salon in the next week or two. Read more>>

Haley Waters

I started off about 2 years ago going to a casting, thinking I would be a helping hand as a designer for Dynasty Denim but instead she wanted me to model as a plus size model. So I got my feet wet for a few months, I did two photoshoots and two fashion shows that were for the community. Read more>>

Sh’Niqua Alford

I began my college experience knowing nothing of social work until my freshman year at Texas Christian University where I took a social work elective class on addictions. From that moment, I knew that I wanted to be a social worker; one of the greatest professions aimed at helping vulnerable and oppressed people to become empowered and successful on their path through life. Read more>>

John Pinder

I have been writing my whole life, ever since I was in middle school. My English teachers were always motivating me to write, and I did. I never really did anything with it though. I always feared that if I wrote for a living I would no longer enjoy it because my mind never seemed to stop creating stories and characters. Read more>>

Nichole Bennett

I started writing stories and songs when I was about 10 years old. I discovered that it was a way to exist outside of the existance I already knew, I can be anyone, from anywhere and do anything. I found myself trying to make jingles for the commercials I would see on tv. Read more>>

Nikita Adetiba

I decorated my coworkers’ desks at work for their birthdays and decided to try something different one day, something other than the boring helium filled balloons that say, “Happy Birthday”. I made a pink high heel for my new boss, who said she loved shoes. Read more>>

Dr. Christi Monk

It actually started for me when I went to spiritual counseling in 2010. The book that we worked through was called “In Search of Significance.” I realized that I was not being who God had created me to be – especially in the workplace. Read more>>

The Color You Band

After forming several bands throughout the years, The Color You started to slowly come together. Michael, Mike and our good friend Ever started out as a three piece band. After a few months of getting our chemistry down, we felt the need for an additional guitar. Read more>>

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