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Inspiring Stories from South East 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 East Dallas and surrounding areas below.

Sarah Winther

When I graduated from Texas A&M last August I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I have always loved clothes and knew I wanted to do something in the fashion industry. That’s when I decided to open 295 Boutique! Its very special to me because the number 295 is the address of the house I grew up in. Now I travel all over Dallas and do pop up shows! Running a business has definitely been a challenge. You learn a lot as you go but it is always rewarding at the end! Read more>>

Olivia Delavega

I began my journey to midwifery over 13 years ago as a Registered nurse at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Women and Children services. That is where my love for Women’s health started. 8 years into my nursing career I decided to return to school at Texas Tech to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in nursing and then returned a year later to finish up my Master’s in nursing with a specialty track in Midwifery. Read more>>

Angela Aleman

Growing up I always loved playing with hair. I would cut my brothers hair (without my moms permission) & as I grew up I would change my hairstyle all the time. I just always knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. I got married at 18 & after our second son turned 2 I decided to enroll in cosmetology school at the age of 26. I landed an amazing job as soon as I finished cosmo school. I was there for 3 years & I loved it but as a mom it was so hard to work the long hours because I missed my kids events all the time. Read more>>

Sheila Carroll

Sheila Carroll has a very colorful lineage. She is the 21st granddaughter of King Henry III and the 10th great-niece of President Zachary Taylor. Sheila’s lineage also includes bankers, farmers, preachers, and even some mystical, magical witches. Sheila has always enjoyed writing and uses her talents as a creative outlet. She’s written many books with her latest literary work being an LGBTQ mystery, “Goodnight Sweetheart” which offers its readers a lot of unexpected twists and turns. Readers will experience a wealth of emotions as they read each page. The stories she tells are mainly fiction, but if the reader looks closely, they will find a little reality lurking between the lines of each story. Sheila is 57 yrs. old but feels she is just getting started; she has lived an exciting life and has many more stories to tell. Read more>>

Hannah Willis

I’ve always considered myself creative. I grew up with a creative family and was regularly given the freedom to try new things. I’m also a really hard worker – and have always tried to offer my best even when it meant overworking. It wasn’t until right after college when I started to realize that my creativity was meant for more than just hobbies and that my work ethic could be channeled into something healthy. I graduated with a degree in Marketing and worked in Sales in Dallas for a while – which I loved! I would find myself in my office doodling or journaling about business plans and staying up late to type out notes and flush out ideas. That’s where I’d say my business got started. Even though at the time I had no idea what I was wishing for – just general ideas – that’s where it began. It always felt so unattainable though, as if I would never have enough money to start up or I would never find anyone who wanted to buy something from me or invest in me. I just wanted to take my creativity seriously. Read more>>

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