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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.

Kesia Gordon

IMC was born into fruition in 2016 as a mere thought but eventually showed face as a vision. As a marketing creative, I knew I was going to want to have my own consulting agency. I loved everything about marketing from the creative visuals, web design, social media, market research and brand strategies. I have always supported friends and family by creating small scale content like brochures, flyers and web design but I never focused in on the skill as an additional income – until the year of 2019 arrived. Read more>>

TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian

Before Brown Girls Do Ballet (Brown Girls Do Inc), I was a long time teacher in Dallas, moonlighting as a child and family photographer. In 2012, my then three-year-old daughter told me she wanted to be a ballerina. After scouring the internet for local studios, I noticed that there were very few images on local dance studio sites of girls that looked like mine. Even general Google searches lacked images of ballerinas of color. Read more>>

Monica Martinez and Maria Del Carmen Guzman

(Maria) I was born in Jalisco, Mexico but was raised in California and later moved to Texas. Growing up as the oldest sibling out of five made me mature ahead of my time. My biggest responsibility was the one I enjoyed the most, cooking. It was difficult to please my younger siblings. The one thing they always loved were the amateur cakes I would make for their birthdays. Read more>>

Jose Vazquez

I’m sure you would like to get to know the artist formally known as Gibbs, aka Gibbmatic but to tell her correctly, I have to introduce you to Jose Vasquez is I grew up in oak cliff Texas south of Dallas county. I’m the oldest of three siblings which made life interesting especially being the only boy the group as a proud child of two very had working Mexican parents whom immigrated to the United States. Read more>>

Oluwandara Thompson

I’m Dara JT, Music Producer and Audio Engineer originally from Nigeria currently living in Dallas TX. I’ve been in the music scene for 15 years now and still going. Had the opportunity to work with hard working talented artists like Alexandra Demattia, Alphein, Sam Rivera, Arvi Unique, Max Million, Chris Laws, Tay Collier, and the list goes on. I graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood in the Audio Engineering Program and I also had the opportunity. Read more>>

Jacob Gonzalez

When I first joined the EDM scene in late 2016, it was as a videographer. I was enthralled by the energy on stage, I would watch the DJs very closely. Their energy is contagious. And I loved every bit of it. Soon after, I decided to start DJing. At first I didn’t plan to make music. But I enjoyed it so much I started crafting my own sound! It all started when I bought my first DJ controller and started practicing in my mom’s garage. About a year after only DJing, I started making my own music. Read more>>

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