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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.

Monica Moser

My name’s Monica Moser and I grew up in Fort Worth, TX. Music & the Arts have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started performing in local theatre at the age of five (first in New York City where I was born and later in Texas), picked up the guitar at age ten and began studying classical voice at the age of 14. In my preteen years, I discovered a new creative outlet that would become my most necessary one. I began jotting down lyrics in the margins of my school notebooks & softly trying out original songs in my room, well out of earshot. Waiting until I was 18, I slowly started sharing my original songs, right before I would be attending Belmont University in Nashville to earn a degree in this long-kept secret obsession of songwriting. Read more>>

Monique Luna

From 2008 to 2014, I worked a 9 to 5 job. Miserable and stuck in the same position with no potential for growth, I decided to let it go. I had just had my baby in 2013 and that job was extremely stressful. I took my 401k savings and enrolled in a beauty school to see if I still had a passion for being a hairstylist. I worked in a couple of salons after completing my certification but unfortunately, my clientele was not growing so I had to search for another job. With bills piling up and rent due, I needed money and I needed money fast. In 2015 I started working as an entertainer in a couple of clubs in the DFW area. My first day was traumatic to say the least. Being an entertainer is not for the weak, much like being an entrepreneur. Which entertainers in a sense are, are independent contractors. Read more>>

Umeka Wright

I am a wife, mom, counselor, blogger, and so much more. Sometimes I feel like I am everything to everybody, which is the life of a busy working mom of six. I started the blog Blended & Loving It in 2012 as an outlet to share my grows and glows of blending two very different families. Our blended family journey started off so rocky and bumpy that it was very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So the blog was my way of creating my own light and attempting to look for the positive within our blended family and stop focusing on the negative. The trials and tribulations will consume you, your thoughts, and your family if you allow it. Read more>>

Geri McNiece

Most people assume that I have always been able to hoop a.k.a. hula hoop. The truth is, I never even tried until the age of 47. I couldn’t keep it spinning on my waist when I tried to do it then, either. So this begs the question, how did I ever get started teaching it? THAT’S a testimony in the real power of what hooping can bring into your life… I was raised in dance class and baton twirling lessons from the age of about three. Never shy, always outgoing, I loved the performing arts and as I got older, I was involved in all that very heavily during high school. By the time I went to college, I knew I wanted to be on stage more, so I majored in Musical Theatre. Read more>>

Whitney Jordan

I launched a blog about motherhood during maternity leave. I found myself with tons of free time (newborns sleep a lot) and noticed that I had a million questions about motherhood. I started documenting my trials and errors and that’s how my blog, BlockerEverAfter.com, came to be. It quickly turned into a resource for first-time, new mothers and I enjoyed sharing my stories and discoveries. In an effort to appear more professional, I dusted off my camera, learned photography, and that’s when I discovered how much I love the camera! I decided to launch my photography business, @WBJordanPhotos, to capture digital content for other entrepreneurs and influencers. If it weren’t for me taking the leap and trying new things, I wouldn’t be here today. Read more>>

Ciceley and Cynthia Miles

My sister and I got licensed to be a cosmetologist in high school and decided to go into our junior year of college that we wanted to take our talents from the campus to an actual salon and do what we love full time. Read more>>

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