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Inspiring Stories from East Dallas

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of East Dallas below.

Taffeta Darling

Over a decade ago I was doing some pin-up modeling for local photographers and decided to incorporate my fandoms and comic characters into the photos and it sort of took off from there. At the time cosplay photography and pinups were pretty much unheard of in the Texas area. I also had a small blog at the time which I used to write reviews and my thoughts on the pop culture and geek world. Read more>>

Danila Marilú

I come from a family of artists and since early childhood I knew I wanted to share art and love with my community and I started going to art classes at an early age, then, later on, I started learning English, taking classes at the Cambridge Institute in Buenos Aires, at the moment I didn’t realize what a powerful tool it was to be able to speak more than one language. Read more>>

Bryttnee’ Knight

Hair has always been a part of my life. I looked at hair as an art or a blank canvas there for creation. I first discovered my passion at the young age of 13. My mother was a hairstylist, and I would always be so intrigued with the process and final look. So, I began to dabble myself and then realized that God had gifted me with a talent to create hair art. Read more>>

Jacquelin Estrada

I started doing lashes halfway into my 2nd semester in college. I was going to El Centro Community College trying to get a business degree. It was unsettling not really knowing what I wanted do achieve once I graduated. I quit my job and was focusing primarily on school. I had dabbled in the cosmetic industry before doing makeup and hair. Read more>>

Porsha Kimble

I have been able to create a superior cake making home business by implementing the tactics I learned from my prior background in sales. I now travel the U.S. and internationally sharing my story and teaching other home bakers how to price, decorate and master the business aspect of running a home-based business. Read more>>

Regina Lanett Brown

I am a first-generation College Graduate, an Accountant, and an award-winning Educator of 18 years. My passion for teaching stemmed from my own needs and an embedded desire to make an impactful difference in the lives of other people. I started RLB Consulting Service to expose individuals outside of my classroom to some of the opportunities I share with my students. Read more>>

Keeley Kourvelas

Even my brief story takes me back to my childhood. I grew up playing every sport you could name and became a competitive athlete as I got older. It’s always been in my blood; my dad ran track for TCU and my mom was an athlete with a number of outlets. After high school, fitness was always the constant in my life and it was always my outlet, no matter where I was or what I was trying to accomplish. Read more>>

Chris Prince

I went to college in Nashville for music business and spent 12 years working at major record labels and publishing companies. My wife and I decided to move back to Dallas to be closer to both our families. Needing a new industry, I knew I wanted to stay within the creative arts and landed on photography. After a year apprenticing at a prestigious family portrait studio, I decided to take the leap into the freelance world. Read more>>

Christopher Durbin

I started college as a Psychology major with a minor in Drawing and Painting. I got a job at a local children’s portrait studio in the mall right after my 18th birthday. Since I was already involved and interested in fine art, photography didn’t seem like much of a stretch. At the studio, we shot medium format film and developed and made prints on site. Read more>>

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