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Hidden Gems: Arlington

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of Arlington’s gems below.

Shelby Tolar

My husband and I had just gotten back from our honeymoon/one-year anniversary trip to Disney World. No joke, the plane landed at DFW and I told my husband that we were starting the “30 Day Paleo Challenge” when we got home. Read more>>

Jacob Johnson

Human trafficking caught my attention back in 2014. Since then, I have been obsessed with creating simple ways for everyday people to help tackle this issue. I found (and continue to find) incredible organizations working to end trafficking. Read more>>

Christy Hankton Price

I have always believed that I was destined to be an entrepreneur. I know my God-given gift was being creativity and I loved to share that gift with others! So to make a long story a little shorty. Read more>>

Talitha Burris

My story actually began with my parents naming me Talitha Cumi pronounced (coomay) a phrase snatched straight out of the bible. There was a man who’s a little girl who was sick and he had heard of this man named Jesus performing miracles. Read more>>

Michael Hill

I began to dread recess because that’s when the bullies would await my arrival. Throughout that time I began to silence my own voice and question the purpose of me being alive. Read more>>

Josh Wise

A brief walk down memory lane: graduating from Abilene Christian University in May of 2010 I had developed a passion for strength and conditioning. Not the kind where you see me flexing on camera as of now. Read more>>

Dahlia Horne

As a child, I’ve always had a major interest in art. In elementary school, I would find myself drifting off and doodling during class lessons, creating. I started to draw on my free time throughout junior high and high school just as a hobby. Read more>>

Adriano Grim

I made a shirt for myself when I was in high school and a lot of people started asking me if they could buy one. So, I went out and printed 50 tees. I went to pick the t-shirts up and I was happy because it was my design but I didn’t like the quality. Read more>>

Donnica Reed

I started off doing my own hair while still in high school, as I approached graduation I had a daughter so as me and my mom was discussing my future she suggested me to go to beauty school. Read more>>

Damian Price

I was born in Dallas, Texas and have been moving around the DFW metroplex my whole life. I’ve been in Arlington for the past 12 years & here is where I’ve made a bit of a name for myself in the underground music scene. Read more>>

Kurlisha Matlock

I’ve been around hair and salons my whole life! My mom’s mom owned her own salon and my dad’s mom owned her own salon as well! My mom did nails and my aunt did hair also. This was something I was gifted with. Read more>>

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