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 East Dallas’s gems below.
Cardia and Xavier McNeal
Uplifting Fathers was started by myself and my husband Xavier McNeal to provide a support system for single fathers. After researching and noticing the minimum amount of support available to fathers compared to mothers, we quickly redirected the focus to all fathers. We want to show the fathers in our community that they have help and support in raising their children. Read more>>
Tiffani Black, Shannette Taylor and Brooke Bailey
It started with a business out my trunk-Lavish Boutique & Bundles. I sold hair bundles swimwear all sizes and mostly catered to plus size since it was scared. After two years I wanted a location but got hit with life obstacles; separation that became a divorce, anger, resentment; became a single parent of 4 agin which seemed like a failure; learning to be on my own again and finding myself. Read more>>