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Hidden Gems: West 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 West Dallas’s gems below.

Howard Moretti

Growing up, music was always something that was in the house. My oldest brother, as an aspiring artist introduced me to rap. Just watching his rap battles and flow made me look up to him. Read more>>

Sydney Plant

I produce and perform in Women of Candor, a storytelling and stand-up comedy show featuring black women. Until recently, I hadn’t realized that I have been training to be a storyteller my entire life. Read more>>

Joseph Ewatuya

I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia at birth (born in Chicago, IL), and growing up I knew I was always different from others because of my condition. Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood condition that affects the amount of healthy oxygenated blood being circulated through the body. Read more>>

Andrea Baum, M.Ed., LPC

My father had suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke that day. From that moment on, my life changed. My brother’s life changed, my mother’s life changed, and my father’s life had definitely changed. He stayed in the hospital for months receiving brain surgery after brain surgery. Read more>>

Samaria Thomas, Realtor

My story began years ago when I was first introduced to the concept of entrepreneurship by one of my then mentors who taught me about the power of business, ownership and leverage. As I became more exposed to the freedom and lifestyle that owning a business had to offer. Read more>>

Yassy Thompson

I’m a single mother of one I have my own YouTube channel Yassywitdatea. My YouTube channel is based on Shopping Hauls .. Diys ..Makeup And Cooking. I’m a very crafty and hands-on type of person I love making things beautiful on a budget. My goal is to build my YouTube channel and just to become a bigger brand. Read more>>

Candice Trevino

I started my blog off the suggestion of a friend of a friend. She mentioned she always loved my style, found great value in the looks I was posting on Instagram, and that she would definitely read my blog if I had one. Read more>>

Ivan Meyers

I’m originally from Killeen Texas but moved out to San Antonio at the age of five. I’ve always had a musical background with my family, my dad was a trumpet player at the southern university of Louisiana. Read more>>

Kasia Cordova

I’ve always been a maker. From the time I was five creating princess hats with ribbons to just last year sewing my own swimwear, I knew that it was just a matter of time before I started a shift in my own life from a corporate job to a creative outlet that could blossom into something wonderful. I made a few headbands for my family around the holidays as gifts. Read more>>

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