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Inspiring Stories from West 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 West Dallas and surrounding areas below.

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

I am Pradeepa Narayanaswamy. I am a certified professional coach, 12-year infertility “survivor,” and the proud mother of an amazing child. I want to talk about a sensitive subject that’s still considered taboo in many customs and cultures – infertility. Having gone through 12 years of pains and struggles with infertility including three miscarriages. Read more>>

Ly Tran

I have always wanted to take pictures since I was little. I took random pictures of almost anything and everything that catch my attention. My best friend is the one who really gets me serious with photography. I bought my first DSLR camera because of her. She is an amazing photographer, and she inspired me. I started to look into photography. Read more>>

Tony Suarez

I basically grew up around construction my whole life since my dad has always been in the remodeling business. I also have uncles who did plumbing for a living, and other family members who were in other trades, so you can say that was a usual topic growing up. I gained a lot of skills early on as a teenager using tools and working on different projects with my dad. Read more>>

Kennedi Malone

As long as I can remember, I have always loved technology. The idea of controlling a device stimulated my creativity and incited my imagination. Growing up, instead of playing outside, I would much rather spend my time familiarizing myself with new and innovative technology. Read more>>

Royshawn Gross

I remember I would always tell my wife that I would have a business and it would be named Gross316ink. I never knew it would be Photography on the end of it though. I fell in love with Photography, purchased my first Nikon Camera, and the rest was history. Read more>>

Darnell Caldwell

My journey as a speaker began over 20 years ago, somewhat. As a freshman in high school I found myself in a public speaking class. If I could have dropped the class I would have. At that time being forced to speak in front of a crowd was terrifying. Well, the day came that I was to speak in class. Read more>>

Francene Christianson

I am an oil painter. I started painting when I was nine. In art school, I moved into the world of advertising and graphic design, and worked as an art director in Los Angeles and New York. All the while, my love of fine art persisted. I knew I had the ability to create scenes that told a story. Read more>>

Quinn Dorsey

My name is Quinn Dorsey, I am a screenwriter, film enthusiast, an avid basketball coach and LGBTQ advocate in Dallas, TX. I graduated from Southern Methodist University a predominantly white institution (PWI) and spent my years there living in a constant state of exclusion and existed as an anomaly. Read more>>

Ryan Ogbeide

Our company started in 2008 out of our living room. We started with the mission to help people who could not help themselves. Over the past ten years, we grew slowly and steady. Home Health was a pretty popular business to get into back in 2008 here in Dallas. Read more>>

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