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Hidden Gems: Far North Dallas

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 Far North Dallas’ gems below.

David Baker

I grew up surrounded by art. My mom, an oil painter, was constantly filling the house with art, and taking my sister and I to gallery and museums. Same goes for the few years we spent overseas living in Bahrain. Read more>

Kelly Ryan

It all started after I dropped out of college with a severe mental illness handed to me and no sense of direction. All I knew was that I wanted to be a healthy mind and body and it was going to be a tough road to get there. Read more>>

Mack Brim

I’ve been making art my whole life. My grandmother is a printmaker and she had a studio in Oklahoma City, where I’m from. She taught me all about printmaking. Read more>>

Michele Lafortune

Whether we like it or not, life is a journey. As a baby boomer, I have been exposed to several amazing decades of technological and societal advancements, from the fax machine and email all the way to historic civil rights movements. Read more>>

Seckeita Lewis

I have always loved storytelling. As a child growing up on the South Side of Chicago, I feverishly wrote short stories, but I never thought of it as a potential career. Doctor, Lawyer, Businessman, Engineer was top of mind. Read more>>

Natalie Baerwaldt

Mom On A Tangent originated in 2017 while I was crushing the Chicago Marathon. My finish time of three hours, 48 minutes and 39 seconds to complete 26.2 miles in a world major marathon was a triumph. Read more>>

Andrea Pernell

I have flirted back and forth with performance and modeling, but it was never anything that was considered realistic in my world for too long, unfortunately. I moved to New York after college and I experienced the exact opposite. Read more>>

Jodye Svoboda

That’s Jodye with a Y-E (not Joyce or Joyde) SVUH-BO-DUH. I was born with that name, and I don’t have a middle name, because my mom always said, “you only hear it when you’re in trouble. Read more>>

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