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Hidden Gems: South 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 South Dallas’s gems below.

Blaze Freeman

started by taking a two weeks acting camp the summer I was ten. I knew right away this is what I was meant for and I loved it! At the end, there was a showcase for agents/managers in the area. I was approached by an agent at the end. We met with her a week later and signed with them. Read more>>

Demarcus Young

My musical journey started out as a young teen with many ups and downs and I don’t regret it. I was only 15 when I decided to start my very own record label, but didn’t have the full vision nor the resources to do it. So like many other hungry artists, I continued to work hard and dream on. My very first talent in music was producing and mixing. I started noticing that everywhere my family and I moved to, I was always the only person who actually knew how to accomplish creating a fully mixed project. Read more>>

Nacari Mosley

I’ve dealt with mental illnesses in my lifetime, feeling like I had nobody to talk to at one part in time it got hard to cope when you feel nobody is for you sometimes you feel it’s pointless to keep going in the world eventually I outgrew my depressive state by writing and I never want anybody to go through what I went through Feeling like they have nobody to talk to. To feel like nobody is listening. Read more>>

Angel Mosley

I am one of only 17% of women in Cybersecurity. My career in tech started over 15 years ago. My journey has afforded her the opportunity to sit in boardrooms and serve as a Strategic Trusted Advisor to multiple C-level executives for Fortune 50+ companies. A career in cyber ‘changed the game’ for me! Minorities make up less than 10% of the overall Cybersecurity workforce. Although it is a growing profession. Read more>>

Rhe’Keisha Ta’Vonia

My love with food began in my years of adolescence, coming from a family who loved to cook. However, BbyCks Cupcakery was not birthed until November 2011 and was strictly used as a means for me to love on people by way of food/desserts. For lack of better words, it was originally a hobby! It wasn’t until 2013 that others began to recognize us publicly. We were contacted to participate in the Taste of Dallas ’13,’14, and ’15. Read more>>

Desmond Butler

I’m 23 years old, a Virgo; from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I grew up super shy and I got bullied in middle and elementary school. Throughout high school, I grew out my shell as the years progressed. By the time I got to 12th grade, I wanted to be more involved at school. I first began photography as a yearbook staff team member my senior year in high school in 2013-2014. After I graduated, I started photography on my own under DesMarquisPhotography (Desmond Marquis). Read more>>

Jaime Burrow

I started my business in January 2016. I guess you could say it all began when I visited my Grandma’s hometown in Germany and purchased a nice camera for the trip. The rest is history! I started taking photos of friends and family and eventually grew large enough to really start charging and taking on other clients. I really found my niche within the last couple years, which is weddings, engagements and boudoir photography. Read more>>

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