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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.

Crystal Sardaneta

Belle Amor Picnics was born from a lifelong dream of entrepreneurship. Like many, in 2021 I felt the effect of COVID, and my position in corporate retail was eliminated. I had always been a “crafty mama” so to speak, even had a custom hair bow business years ago, yet I still wasn’t ready to take the leap. This twist in my career gave me the opportunity to step back and re-evaluate what my version of “success” was. I wanted to do something I was passionate about and something that connected me to others in a way that there would be a lasting memory of our meeting. Read more>>

Nyia Roseman

F.A Essentials was launched in February of 2022 but I began this vision a year prior to launching . The F.A stands for Faith Alexandria, who is my daughter and when I think of “essentials”, it is a need and I needed my daughter. Bringing in the 5th generation, I knew my daughter needed something more, not only something to call her own but her kids and their kids, so I needed to start a family business. Plus kids aren’t cheap and the extra income will help.  Read more>>

Lauren Harris

I started making my All-Natural Body Moisturizers and Body Scrubs in Fall/ Winter of 2015 in my mother’s kitchen. I decided to make my products a brand which is where “Silky Radiance” comes in and launched my business to the public in May of 2016! I just celebrated 6 years in business May 18th, 2022! I am originally from Raleigh, NC, and decided to take a huge leap and move to DFW, TX in February 2020.  Read more>>

Gbemisola Olugbenle

My love for creativity really started from high school – I always loved any art project we did. Whether it was drawing, painting, batik, tie and dye or making those birthday gift bags from scratch. In community college, I continued drawing as a hobby. Then during my undergraduate studies at UT Arlington, I started doing graphic designs and video edits as the creative director in my Christian fellowship (RCF) even though I knew nothing about it at the time which kind of inspired me to start painting again.  Read more>>

JaDarius Graves

Being born and raised from Jackson, Mississippi with my parents and brothers, sports were brought to my attention at an early age. My father introduced me to it all and he also had a big influence on my sports journey from his accomplishments, the stories you hear around the city, watching him play, and the advice he gave me along the way. I played multiple sports from basketball, football, tennis, track and etc.  Read more>>

Natasha Skoog

I started my esthetician journey in 2020. My initial interest was to be a lash tech when I enrolled at Salon Boutique Academy in Addison. The information I learned at school opened my eyes to much more. I was certified in so much more than just lashes. Body contouring became “my thing”. I now own a spa in Pantego, Tx. I offer a variety of services- from facials to vaginal rejuvenation. I truly love what I do. I’m here for your skin and body needs! Read more>>

Damon Ross

Pick up my 1st pair of clippers at 12, my mother purchased them from finger hut when haircuts went from $4 to $6! Started as a pastime, and turned into a passion, and realized it was my Gift. Not always when I moved to the metroplex I didn’t know what I was going to end up doing but I’ve always carried my clippers with me growing up in Tyler, Tx. in Nebraska, Louisiana, and now DFW. Read more>>

Bilyndra Walker

When the Pandemic initial started, I was so heartbroken at the number of High School Seniors who were unable to get the full Senior experience from Senior Pictures to Prom to Graduation and I wanted to do something! I knew that so many families were struggling financially. I thought about the expenses that came with Senior year and thought, “What if I could give free Senior pictures to families in need!” This is where Beyond the Negative came from. I chose the name because if you recall back in the day cameras used film and before you could see the beauty of a picture it had to go through the developing process. I wanted my Seniors to know that no matter the struggle, no matter the obstacles or process, no matter the negativity that surrounded them, there was life, love, & happiness beyond the Negative.  Read more>>

Janet Ellis

I had lost myself in the corporate world, believing I was only smart enough to do basic stuff! I finally “woke up”, realized I no longer wanted to be a part of that world, there had to be something out there for me to Be who I want to Be and love what I do. I walked away from the corporate world and had no idea what to do next. I started with baby steps which led me to different workshops that called to me, I found what called to me, I was certified as a facilitator in a number of different venues, which then led me to facilitate workshops, which then lead me to speak about the outcome of the workshops and tools that worked for me, which then lead me to become an Inspirational Speaker. As I traveled and spoke to many different individuals, I started studying different religions and spiritual aspects so I could have a better understanding and empathy for others, instead of judging them. Read more>>

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