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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.

Mary Echols

I started Body Glam Elite exactly 1 year ago. I’ve always been a small-town girl living in a big city with big dreams to be great. I just didn’t know where to start. Three years ago I was a housewife supporting my husband with his dreams and career. Read more>>

Kerry “KomedianKG™️” Gipson

After graduating college from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, I moved back to my hometown of Dallas, Texas. Struggling and determined to find work and opportunities to show off my success of being the first sibling. Read more>>

Dernisha Gooden

I am Dernisha Gooden born and raised in Dallas, TX. I have been a very creative person my whole life, with my homemade pudding from scratch is something that seriously cheers people up I have been making pudding since the fifth grade. Read more>>

Samantha Haynes

I was told how my life would be difficult and I wasn’t going to do much with it. Family, friends, teachers, church members, doctors, nurses, you name it all told me, in some way, shape form or fashion, they told me that I would fail or be static. Read more>>

Nikayla Golatt

It all started in Highschool. It was around the time where the distressed, colorful high waisted shorts were on trend and what I would call the age of DIY. I followed, who at the time was my favorite YouTube channel ‘The Fashion Citizen’ I was always inspired by what they would find while out thrifting and the redesign projects they’d work on and create how to videos on. Read more>>

Deanna Theis

After temporarily losing the use of my arm, I invented a hands-free solution for women of all shapes, sizes and preferences. I was able to manufacture it and bring it market because a lot of people could benefit from it but faced major challenges in marketing it due to its complexity and its diverse applications. Read more>>

Jasimin Hall

I’ve always loved doing makeup so I enrolled in school to learn more techniques and proper application. I ended up going to school for Aesthetics which actually only dabbled in makeup. Once I began to learn about skin and how to correct skin problems like acne and scarring, I began to want to help people like myself with their skin issues. Read more>>

Lidia Ferrufino

My journey with an online presence started in 2012 when my fashion bestie, Izzy and I decided to launch a fashion and lifestyle blog called House of Alice Rose. Eventually, she moved out of state, our lives changed with motherhood and new responsibilities, so we decided to let go of the blog and focus on our own individual ventures. Read more>>

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