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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.

Sydnee Bridges

I don’t want to sound unorthodox but I literally had a dream it wasn’t a dream like Dr. Martin Luther King but it was a vision for something that was different from others but perfect for me. With me being a blunt female that rocks a short style haircuts, I felt that hats with a straight forward message was perfect for me. Me, being a mother of three working a full-time job. Read more>>

Cadie Maganga

My story start in Africa. I am originally from Gabon a country in Central Africa and came to USA to go to school to get a better life and seek for more opportunities. From there, I start braiding to make extra money to support myself since my family was paying for my tuition. While braiding, I realize that the industry was great and at the same time I realized that there were more ways to make money and impact my community. Read more>>

Honeyy Redd

The person who discovered me, and does all of my photos name is Glenn Robertson. A couple of years ago, my modeling career picked up. I now have a manager. I’m with main stage ent and with Erma J Photography. Being a model is what I’ve always wanted to do. And I just want the world to know who Honeyy Redd is. It hasn’t always been easy. Modeling has its ups and downs but I will not give up. Read more>>

Corde “Otto Rocket Jr” Mitchell

I started rapping and performing at three years old. My mom would write small freestyles and that same day I would have the song memorized. At eight years old, I released my first song Grade A (Hip Hop Alphabets) with Luxury Artistry Brand. I also did a poem with The Village Poetry Book making me the youngest published author in the city of DeSoto. Read more>>

Ghetto Poet

I started writing poetry after graduating from high school. My dream since I was five was to play football, but God had another plan for me. I’ve always been the type of person everybody would ask for advice on issues they were facing. I started writing to free up my mind with so many mixed emotions. Def jam poetry is the root of my drive for poetry. Read more>>

Tish Smith and Pam Morris

We opened the Pretty Princess Braid & Style Bar on June 1, 2019, in historic downtown Cedar Hill as an inclusive hair experience for EVERY Princess. We have created a space where girls are pampered, allowed to embrace their unique beauty, create special bonds, and have a great time. Read more>>

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