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Inspiring Stories from North 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 North Dallas below.

Asma Abdellatif

I have been a stay at home mom for about 11 years. Before that, I was an elementary Montessori teacher. To decide to go back to work was a tough decision since I stopped working for my daughters, but now that they are older, I am ready to get back out there. I had a hard time figuring out how to do that, though. People around me have always complimented my food; my family, friends, neighbors. Read more>>

Jubilee Valley

Music always seemed like a necessity in my life. Since the age of 5 years old, I knew I wanted to perform for the world and share my talents with each and every individual music lover. It all started when I was a kid, riding in the back seat of my cousin’s car in Kansas City, Kansas. I remember “I Need A Hot Girl” by H.O.T. Boys playing on the radio and my cousins being amazed that I knew all of the lyrics. Read more>>

Kevin and Brenita Jackson

We were women’s basketball coaches at the college level who built a winning program in a matter of months. Our focus was on building successful women through developing them as people on the court, in the classroom and life. We developed ambassadors, teaching them how to fund-raise, engage the community to bring them to games and how to connect with people. We broke records on the court. Read more>>

Sophia Fortin

When I was ten, people asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember saying, “An actress, singer, and fashion designer.” I lived for theater classes, choir, and drawing cartoon women dressed in funky Millennium fashions. When I was 14, I thought maybe that was all too impractical and decided I should just choose one occupation. I began taking art classes every year in high school. Read more>>

Courtney Atria

I have loved baking and making desserts for as long as I can remember. Like a lot of other young girls, my earliest memory of baking involved making brownies in my easy bake oven. As soon as I was old enough to bake in an actual oven, I started attempting to make my own cake recipes for my family. My twin sister pretty much ate anything I made. My mother taught me my first major baking lesson, which has always been a fond memory from my childhood. Read more>>

Kimberly Madison

I had been in the IT/Technical Support field for 11 years, from 2005 to 2016, after acquiring my Computer Networking degree in 2004 and having my youngest daughter a few weeks later. During this time, around 2007, I got into wearing makeup because of some friends who were in the cosmetology field. I started to get excited to try new makeup products and looks. In 2016, I was burned out with the IT contractor field of work with the instability of it all. Read more>>

Chris Dauwe

Rosewood Custom Builders was started in the mid-1980’s by Luc and Carol Dauwe. My brother, sister, and I grew up going to the job sites and being “buddies” with all the trade contractors that would come on Fridays to pick up their week’s wages. In my teens, I have begun working on the sites learning the various trades. My brother was destined for the medical world. My sister had her sights on journalism or corporate America (at the time). Read more>>

Travon Duncan

Is always wanted to make music but grew up in a household that instilled considering the reality before following your dreams. Being that music is hit or miss nowadays, I had to ensure that I could acquire a consistent income that would not only allow me to live comfortably but also will enable me to follow my dreams. During my senior year at Virginia Union University (Fall 2018), I decided to drop a cover song to see how people would react. Read more>>

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