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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.

Lizbeth Delacruz

It all started after I left a very toxic relationship. I was in a very dark place in my life and I thought I was super happy being with the “Love of my life,” but in reality, I was at my lowest. Getting hurt the way I did was probably the best thing that happened to be in 2019. It hurt a lot but I was able to truly know who Liz was. Long story short, I had this really awesome trip to visit Europe with this guy and a few weeks before we left, I found out some pretty bad stuff. Instead of canceling the trip, I went alone to The Netherlands, France, and Italy. It was by far the best decision I could have made in that moment where I really wanted to cry and eat all the ice cream in my fridge. This started such a beautiful, empowering journey for me. I experienced seeing what I was capable on my own and I learned to pick up the broken pieces. Travel became such a beautiful thing and I wanted to share my story of growth through that. Read more>>

Lester Greene

I drove buses in NYC for 11 years and during that time, I was a recording artist. I released a few albums on iTunes and then I hit a dead-end street. I just didn’t want to do music anymore. My friend then suggested that I give acting a chance. I tried it and fell in love with it. I haven’t stopped since. Read more>>

Shelby Bobosky

Being born and raised in Naperville, Illinois, I am proud of my midwestern roots. Chicago will forever be my home as it raised me right. I moved down to Dallas after law school and accepted an offer that would allow me to pay back my law school loans quickly. I never thought I would permanently call Texas home, but I fell in love with the legal professionals I met and my husband. I have always had a love for animals which was largely inspired by my sister. Once when I was in college, she saved a duck that was hit on the side of the road. Her profound empathy in picking up the animal when everyone else was driving by and the kindness she showed it as it died in her arms moved something in me to want to help animals whenever I could. Read more>>

Forever Friday

I developed my love for music when I was about five years old. I was watching TV and biggies hypnotized video came on, from that moment I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I was somewhat of an outcast growing up so I spent a lot of time alone, just me and my radio. Me and music. I became addicted to lyrics and flow patterns, especially R&B melodies. I started writing poetry then jumped into writing songs by the age of ten. By the age of 12, I started recording in professional studios, this was before everyone had a home studio. Any of my successes definitely did not come overnight. Tons of music written and recorded. Tons of Ls and storms that would make you rethink your career in this music industry. I was finally able to get noticed for my songwriting ability and started to get my foot in the door. Read more>>

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