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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.

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>>

Deanna McBride

I am an ICU RN at Texas Health Harris Methodist by night and a fashion blogger by day. I love fashion and I love blogging, I have wanted to blog for years and finally started in January. Blogging is an outlet for me, especially now through these trying times. Since COVID 19 started we have been really busy in the ICU. I have witnessed patients become critically ill quickly, unlike anything I have ever seen before for. Read more>>

Carlos Adame Jr.

My name is Hollyhood Los. I am out of Dallas, TX and I have lived there my whole life. My story started back in 2018. I was a professional boxer with a record of 9-2(3KO). In 2018 I decided to hang up the gloves and retire from the sport of boxing and to be honest is was because I lost my passion for the sport. After retirement, I felt lost. Boxing was all I knew for 15 years. It was my call, I put my entire life into it. I even dropped out of college to pursue my boxing career. Read more>>

Toshiba Smallwood

Transforming Visions to Dreams was started when two friends from different backgrounds but similar goals came together and expressed the desire to assist the youth, particularly those in the foster care and juvenile justice system. After working tirelessly to learn the ins and outs of how to start an official 501(c)(3), paperwork was submitted and we were officially granted our eligibility. Read more>>

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