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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.

Christopher Gabriel

I started taking pictures a year ago. At first it was just for fun but the more pictures I took the more people would edge me on to actually pursue a career in modeling. I would always get compliments on my smile. So I decided to put more time and effort into it. My dream is to one day become a model. Read more>>

Robert Morris

Always had an interest in theater arts, whether that’s directing, acting, script writing, etc. After Junior year of college, changed my major & did a film program in California, at LA Film School. Dropped everything & moved to LA with $120, no stable place to stay, constantly on the move to make it. Read more>>

Ninon Brown and Kyra Zander

We’ve been sisters since, uh, always but became business partners back in 2017 when we wanted to monetize our mutually beloved hobby of embroidery. It started as a way to clear out our personal inventories of art by selling our embroidered hoops, but the more time we’ve spent honing our craft, the more, our focus has shifted. Read more>>

Resmond Richardson

My love for positivity grew in my writing and continued in my daily life. I’ve been writing since I was little yet I sharpen my skills in high school and in college. Everything I’ve learned came from experience or simply just doing it. I also had the opportunity to coach a soccer team which I’ve built the program up from the bottom till this day. Read more>>

Alexis Moore

It all started one day at work with a decorating contest for Christmas. My desk was turned into a gingerbread house and from that moment on, I knew that’s where my heart was. I took a leap of faith and quit my job to start my own small business, to decorate full time… “For we walk by faith and not by sight.” Read more>>

Janecia Venae

I created Pretty& Mink Co a few years ago. At first, when I started brainstorming about my business, I wasn’t as serious as I thought I was, but now she’s my bread and butter. Outside of my children and my future, my business is my future. Our future. I started my passion with makeup when my sister became an Esthetician and a Freelance MUA. Read more>>

Alex Ramirez

A life long lover of cinema, he has worked professionally throughout Texas since 2010. He is the head of his own production company, Ruly Crescent Filmworks. His films have screened domestically and throughout the globe. He currently teaches media and film at SAY Sí in San Antonio and serves as a Board Member on the San Antonio Film Society.” Read more>>

Fernando Bolaños

I picked up being an artist watching my older brother draw. I enjoyed it a lot and just kept going from there. I didn’t have many art classes during my middle and high school years, but I was always drawing in class either on desks or work papers. After high school, I didn’t know what to do, I was limited to many things because of my migrant status and not having much support relatives. Read more>>

Jenn Verme and Kaylinn Mayes

We have been entrepreneur-ing since we were teenagers. In high school, Jenn was covered in face paint making animal balloons for children’s parties and Kaylinn was up to her elbows in hard disks, rocking eBay before it was cool. After college, we joined our boss-babe forces and BTL was born. Read more>>

Monique Burks

The mission of EmpowerHer is to provide assistance to those who may be enduring the loss of a loved one, experiencing feelings of hopelessness, loneliness and defeat, and those who may be at the point of giving up. Monique’s personal mission is to be an example of how to fight to live, and how to keep moving in spite of adversity. Read more>>

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