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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.

Ebony “The Ghetto Guru” Smith

My name is Ebony Smith; “The Ghetto Guru” certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor and Wellness Coach. Born and raised in the inner cities of Dallas, Texas! I grew up with a secret eating away at my soul. And we all know…secrets are the perfect recipe for a very turbulent childhood. Read more>>

Mary Ortiz

Born and raised in Oak Cliff in a super loving home with awesome parents who guided me to always work hard for the things we needed in life. My father was always working, but somehow always seemed present in my life. Read more>>

Amber Brumsey

I’m a plus size model and being plus size all my life we’ve never had anything in Dallas to accommodate our curvier figure! I’ve always wanted to help those more curvier women find themselves, gain confidence and learn to love themselves. Read more>>

Rosalind Rayford

LipGloss for Love was founded out of the compassion for educating youth and families on the impact of Domestic Violence. I was directly exposed to family violence growing up and found myself in an unhealthy relationship in college. Read more>>

Lindsey Munchrath

I’ve always had a passion for fashion, culture and people. Most of my teen years I dreamt of being in design and collaborating with artisans all over the world to produce unique- handmade goods. In collage I started my retail career and feel head over heels. Read more>>

Tony Portugal

The Last Inventory was a vision that the Lord gave me 4 years ago. It was a vision of a multi-million-dollar company that the Lord would use as a hub to love on people, build homes, and strengthen relationships – and we would do this through selling flooring and backsplash! Sounds weird, right? Read more>>

Jonathan Wingo

I am a Dallasite that moved to New York to finish school in 2003, and stayed to train City employees on the New York City Ethics Law. During the recession, government budgets tightened and an Ethics job in Colorado got nixed. Read more>>

Mark Birnbaum

My dad was an ad agency principal in Baltimore. I made my first film in Vietnam. In the US Army. It was a propaganda film. So Dad would have been proud. The Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting was my film school. Read more>>

Kennan Morning

I started DJing due to the fact that even after getting a degree in finance I couldn’t get a job to help me live comfortably so I went after what I loved most; Music. I used to sing but due to smoking my voice wasn’t great but I was always infatuated with the DJ’s at parties and at concerts. Read more>>

Gina Collins

Every May is difficult for me being an only child. May is the anniversary of my dad’s passing in 2011, In May 2017, a coworker and friend asked me to make a selfie frame for him and his wife’s daughter. She was having a college send-off party and they thought it would be a great way to take pictures at the party. Read more>>

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