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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.

Laura Laffin

As a blind lady I was working at a company that is strictly for blind and the vision impaired. Paying out more than I was getting paid. So, I quit. I got bored sitting home all the time, so I looked into a stay at home job. Got scammed a few times, until I came across a work from home travel agent job. Was very skeptical at first, but the Lord kept telling me to go for it. So, March of this year I started working as a travel agent. Then the Corona virus hit and my business didn’t take off like I hoped. Read more>>

Dr. Wanda McKinley

On November 2013 God showed Dr. McKinley her purpose in life. Being a survivor of domestic violence; God told her that she must be transparent to men, women and children by sharing her story so that they would find comfort through her. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father molested her from the age of seven and eventually it escalated to sexually penetration at the age of thirteen after her stepfather raped her taking her virginity and the rape continued to the age of eighteen by both men. Read more>>

Remyton-Rosie Simpson

Growing up in Dallas, you get to see a lot of talent and hidden gems blossom. I never quite knew what I wanted my budding talent to be. I was always a creative child and I dabbled in just about everything. I was a dancer, a band nerd, a basketball player, a cosmetologist, a photographer. With all these things I started to stretch myself to pick what really fulfilled me. Being so young and so driven was a curse and a blessing. Read more>>

Erika Pena

My journey started Summer of 2019. I was dealing with the death of my grandfather, stress and anxiety. After seeking the medical attention, I needed, I was introduced to Paparazzi Accessories. I started by being an independent consultant. I did that for about six months. This helped me to keep my mind busy and help me socialize even more. I finally decided to venture on my own. I wanted to set my own hours and not to be told how to run my business. Read more>>

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