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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.

Miracle Ehioghae

My fascination with make-up started when I was in middle school. I used to buy kids’ eyeshadow and lip-gloss from time to time whenever my dad and I went grocery shopping, and I would already create different looks in my head. Sometimes I would come home, and my make-up would go missing because my dad had secretly thrown them away. My passion grew in high school when I finally did my first full glam for my prom. My sister-in-law did my make-up and my hair and really made me feel glammed up and for the very first time in my life, I felt confident, I felt beautiful, and I felt seen.  Read more>>

Taylor de la Fuente

Flashback to high school: a booklover enrolls in newspaper class, and she falls in love. Not with the dopey kid across the room, though — with writing. I found my calling at 15, and it’s never left me. I studied journalism in college, worked as a newspaper and magazine reporter, ran the content marketing department at an SEO agency, wrote in-house marketing copy for an energy startup and interior design group, and then founded my own business, Lemon Tree Editorial, in early 2019. Since then, I’ve grown my small “side hustle” into a full-time job and have hired kick-ass writers to round out our boutique copywriting agency team.  Read more>>

Tinygxd Tinygxd

As an early teen, I was inspired by the local punk/metal scene in Greenville NC. I would see bands like murder media, valient thorr, aether realm just to name a few. Quickly I would start playing bass with my friends in high school. Then I moved to Fort Worth TX and started fresh. soon I would join a local band called vvoes. Then I would soon start learning Ableton and how to produce my own music. It’s been 2 years and some change now and I’ve dropped a handful of singles and an album. I go by tinygxd but most call me tiny. Everything I do is DIY down to the mix and master. Wanna show ppl that the only thing that stands in your way is YOU. Read more>>

 

Sabatini Ferdinand

I worked for Marriott International as a full-time server for eight years and then COVID happened and was laid off for seven months. In that time, a friend introduced me to the virtual assistant industry and said I’d be great at it. She sent me a course to join to learn about it, so I registered and decided to give it a shot. I was a travel/food blogger so I had that background on social media which helped a lot when it came to sharing/marketing this new venture on Instagram. I eventually started gaining clients RAPIDLY (who knew all these online businesses needed this much help!) Read more>>

Simone Barlow

I was always drawn to the arts. Anything art related I was all about. I remember being in school & drawing in all of my notebooks in class & outside the classroom. I would daydream & draw clothes, anime characters, tattoo designs, sneakers, pictures for my classmates & even my name. It got so bad my grades started slipping & my focus started to shift. My mind was more on Art & less on my studies. So my mom decided to put me in a trade high school where my trade major was Graphic Design. During my senior year, I took college courses then went to college & graduated with an Associate’s in Graphic Design. Read more>>

Erin Chisholm

There is no one way to wake from the world you once only knew. I state that often when sharing my story. For me, I just began to feel like there just had to be more. More to me and more to the life I was living. I dove deep into that. Deep into mindset work, self-awareness, and discovering tools and outlets to help me create the life that I truly desire. It’s a day-to-day, moment-to-moment thing for me and Music was a huge catalyst in helping me do this. Sharing my experiences through art is what I truly love to do. Read more>>

Aleyni Brown

I started around junior high school officially braiding hair. I have always done my own hair. I have always had the drive to be better, do better, and want better for myself. I began connecting with all of my clients. Most I have had for 2+ years, some almost 10 years. I appreciate them so much. Throughout high school, college at GSU, and through being in the National Guard. I am now licensed and headed towards getting my instructor’s license. I have been able to travel and up the status of clients. Clients from basketball wives with Dj Duffey, Zeus network with lollipop, female rappers like Nina Laretta, and more to come! I am mainly in Dallas doing hair full time but I am also traveling to LA, Atl, Houston, Louisiana, and more. Read more>>

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