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Inspiring Stories from South 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 South Dallas and surrounding areas below.

Ben Mackey

This is what I see my role as a school board trustee as – to make sure that all students in Dallas have the opportunity for an excellent education, access to the resources and systems necessary for success, and amazing educators who are empowered to do what they do best in front of every student. Read more>>

Ari Brielle

As an artist, I create works in various mediums based on my exploration of black feminine identity. Right now my medium of choice is paint. I am always super proud when anyone–of any age or background–is affected by my work. It’s really cool to know that what you’re doing has a positive impact on another person. It’s so fulfilling. Read more>>

Jorge Rodriguez

I’ve always had an interest in photography. It was never anything too serious. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school that my interest in it started coming back. I started to film my friends skate every now and then and I took an extreme liking to it. After a while of doing it, I wondered if there were colleges that taught film making/camera work. Read more>>

Ricardo and Ray Mc Campbell

We have progressed to the point that we have created our own powerpoint that we teach in public and private Schools. Not only do we travel in the surrounding cities around Dallas, Texas, but we travel all over the State of Texas and will travel anywhere in the Country if we can afford to do so. We have grown to about twenty volunteers’ who dedicate their own time and resources. Read more>>

Jordan Fountain

Leading me to create short films, acting and voice acting on numerous projects, reaching 14,000 subscribers on YouTube with more than 2 million views, and now creating content for local businesses and artists. I’ve achieved more than I possibly could imagine, and I’m grateful to have found this love film. Read more>>

JD Nobles

The ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, in any business, are challenging. With my time in this music thing, getting others to “buy in” to your vision, knowledge, and foresight is very challenging. Things that are going on in the business now, I was telling artists these things were coming 15 years ago and many wouldn’t listen. Read more>>

Schmeeka Hollins

Being the oldest grandchild, I felt that I had to live the American dream and be an example for my younger cousins and brother by going to college and getting a degree. I found out later that it wasn’t for me. I was living for the approval of others instead of following my own path. I attended and graduated from Navarro College in Corsicana. I enrolled in their cosmetology course after being there and changing majors a few times. Read more>>

Adrienne Stinson

It started in June 2017. After sitting out the first couple of weeks of summer, I was back in conditioning for volleyball. A good two weeks had gone by and I decided I no longer had a love for a sport I had spent years loving. In short, I quit volleyball and made the decision to start a business based around my Instagram name which is Read more>>

Daddy Cash

When I got out, I realized what I wanted to do. I would sing the songs written to my friends and family then eventually strangers and they loved my music. If it was not for my fans from day one, I probably would have hung my hat up a long time ago. It’s such a long story of how I got where I got today, but I will say hard work and the support of my fanbase is definitely a big factor. Read more>>

Roselyn Downs

Ms. Roselyn Ross-Downs also has D.O.W.N.S. Tutoring Foundation (Developing Overtime While Nurturing Scholars) a one-on-one tutoring program for reading and math. Under that umbrella, Ms. Ross-Downs has a community Book Club for boys and girls in her neighborhood (D.O.W.N.S. Boys and Girls Get Down with Reading). Read more>>

Anita Sanchez

Hecho Con Amor, which translates to ‘Made With Love’ is an Oak Cliff-based entity that curates and promotes reoccurring pop-up vendor markets and events. The majority of these events spotlight and focus on small and local businesses, artists, artisans, and merchants. Read more>>

Collissa Fowler

Dance is my passion. I come from a single parent home and I grew up in a small neighborhood where it was limited resources and opportunities. I found dance as my way out of what I knew I didn’t want to turn into. Everything and every move I make is for my Mom. Without her and God, I honestly don’t know where I would be. Read more>>

Nicole Robbins

Although, my musical upbringing was mainly commercial, I began to take interest in Classical music when I was 11. Ludwig Van Beethoven is my favorite classical composer and my two favorite pieces by him is Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata. When I was a Music Performance major at Cedar Valley College, I took four semesters worth of private classical piano lessons. I believed that learning the greats like Beethoven, Mozart, and the others really helped me to appreciate piano in popular music today. Read more>>

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