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Inspiring Stories from Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth’s rising stars below.

Audrey Stewart

The challenge I found is that it takes time to create the bins, often requiring me to go to several stores on top of determining what would be safe and beneficial for her to play with. Here is where Let Them Be Little was born, the concept that you could have a sensory box delivered to your door every month made me grin from ear-to-ear! Read more>>

Laleh Rezaie

My decision to start my own shop was the next logical progression in my list of achievements. I wanted to be able to express my creativity and passion for my clients in my own environment. So, without a backup plan and just an idea of a dream, I left my position at Floyd’s and began cutting hair at a pop-up at a local brewery. Read more>>

Jared Harding and Christine Beard

I have been doing CrossFit since 2009 when I first became a firefighter in Abilene, TX. I liked how competitive it was, that it pushed me on a daily basis and it kept me physically fit for being a firefighter. When I moved back to the DFW area, I continued to do CrossFit and eventually joined a gym where I began to coach as well. Read more>>

Alexis Rodriguez

Writing is really a way for me to vent, and if I’m unsure of how I feel, once I write about it, everything becomes more clear to me. Honestly, if I can get anyone to feel maybe the same way as I did when I wrote a certain thing, or help someone feel anything at all, then my job as a writer is successful. Read more>>

Sayidomar Mohamed

My journey to where I am now was not easy. With the help of Allah (God), I have became strong! I don’t want to give too much detail about my journey for safety purpose. However, despite having experienced the civil war in Somalia, I carry a positive outlook. It is this positive outlook that allows me to succeed in whatever I decide to accomplish. Read more>>

Alexa Kelly

I like to think I have an eye for the unique and fabulous. I’ve always frequented thrift stores and estate sales, but only ever considered it a hobby. Shortly after I began my Ph.D. in 2017, I started seeking a creative outlet to help me deal with the demands of graduate school. Thus, Periwink’d Vintage was born. I’m a scientist by day, vintage wonder by night. Read more>>

Pete Hampton

Having said this, God has blessed me to work with some incredible people to better my craft. My Brother Actor/Comedian Bone Hampton, my Sister Gospel Artist Ms. RaShona, Actress/Comedian Sheri Shepheard and Actor/Comedian Rodney Perry are a few of the people that have helped to set the foundation of my career. Read more>>

Nick Pacione

I ended up falling in love with stills photography in the process and did it as often as I could. I felt that if I could create a perfect photograph, it would be the first step toward creating a perfect film. I became a professional photographer and I’ve been obsessively creating with cameras ever since. Read more>>

Jim and Crystal Terry

We came to the Dallas area because of a death in our family. Our oldest brother, a single dad of five, died of cancer. So we moved from Anacortes, WA to help play a role in our nephews and nieces lives. We have been pastors for 30 years and realized a significant lifestyle change in direction was coming. Read more>>

Stacey Magovern

Because of the amazing success of Point Blank Safety Services, I wanted to do more and give back. In 2017 I founded Blue Family Fund, Inc a 501c3 that provides financial assistance to families of fallen or injured law enforcement officers and scholarships to dependents of law enforcement officers. Read more>>

Todd Miller

As an entrepreneur, my story started at 19 when I was a student at Texas Wesleyan University. I was a full-time student cooking pizza’s at the original Mama’s Pizza on East Rosedale and waiting tables at a few chain restaurants. A fraternity brother approached me about starting a film production company. Read more>>

Aday

I honed my skills for years inside of studios and stages around Texas for years. Opening for the likes of Afroman, lil Flip, Big Smo and more. I was never any good at following trends so I had to create my own lane. It took a few years to find my place and my sound, but it developed into something unique. Read more>>

Brittney Furch

I was fired from my position! I said thank you and I walked out smiling deep down inside because I was actually relieved. I knew my journey was just beginning! I was able to pick up on the knowledge needed to get my feet wet in the business world and I was able to start my own with Root’s N‘ B’yond! Read more>>

Trecy Johnson

I had an idea that business owners need a support system. We need assistance with running our businesses. We may need referrals or advice from fellow business owners. So myself and Edmond Breaux came up with the idea of having an Association where business owners can come for help. Read more>>

Elsa Ruggiero and Baylee Higginbotham

I found beauty to be therapeutic as I got older, and the idea of making someone feel amazing with good company and great hair sounded so exciting. After graduating from cosmetology school and earning my license, I set out on my own. I took advanced training classes, assisted other stylists, anything I could to soak up my craft. Now, here I am, working in my own private space alongside my great friend, Baylee.  Read more>>

Stephen Austin

I have a fan base and people follow me on social media. When Vine (an app) was around, I did a video of me eating a peanut butter sandwich and it got over 9 million views. Some people know me as the peanut butter guy. I’ve been on YouTube for 13 years, just doing my thing. Being a retired senior and living alone, my videos gives me a reason to carry on and I enjoy doing them and talking to my fans all over the world. Read more>>

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