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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.

Eriqa Rideaux

Xuaedir is a brand I created strictly for people who truly value fashion. Our clothing strictly focuses on bold, creative, unique, statement pieces. Our brand speaks for people who are leaders, originals, passionate, think outside of the box, exceedingly creative, and iconic. Read more>>

Ajasia Bates-Darden

Business started to grow and many people supported me. I’ve had the honor to cater baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, and many more special occasions. August 2017, I became the proud and legal owner of Tummy Teasers. As of now, business is growing and I’m constantly praying that my business grow more and more over the years. Read more>>

Tenisha Childs

I’ve been braiding since I was 15/16 and it has always been my “hustle”. I started calling my clients my Gorgeous Gals once I was done braiding their hair, I would post them on social media as my Gorgeous Gals and I would always say, my Hustle afterward. So I began to think, Gorgeous Gals……My Hustle….. GORGEOUS HUSTLE. Read more>>

Zuri Bradley

I really started to cook when I stopped having roommates and finally had my own kitchen to play around in and it kinda grew from there and I got really into it and started an Instagram page just to share with others what I whip up in my kitchen and how easy and yummy being vegan can be. I still am not the best cook but I am learning as I try new things, it’s definitely a journey but it’s been fun! Read more>>

Kayela Johnson

I loved taste testing all the desserts or anything sweet they made. I would always ask my mom to make my favorite cake and this one day while being miles away in college she decided to give me the recipe and told me to try it myself. I tried it for the first time, and it didn’t look as nice as my mothers would, but it sure did taste as she made it. Ever since my mother taught me how to bake at an early age; cakes,.Read more>>

Jazmine Jones

My tag line was “ leave Drippin in beauty” a lot of people loved that and I decided to change my name to Drippin in beauty because that was something that needed to define to the public as someone with an excessive amount of beauty and a lifestyle that is something to be cherished because when you Drip beauty it is something that should not go unnoticed! Read more>>

Jerome Jones

Being a barber has been in my spirit since I was newly a teenager. Since graduating from South Oak Cliff High School, I have worked intently on perfecting my craft. In 1993, I made the decision to attend Larry Barber College to become a Licensed Barber. I graduated in 1994 and shortly after, began offering my skills professionally. This alone, was a dream come true. Read more>>

Robi Nickoli

At the turn of the century, I wanted to have a show. Any type of show. I ended up creating The Robi Nickoli Show, a video-based show, around 2008. Bad timing. Didn’t work. In 2012, I was asked by Montanna Mitchem of Tha Afterparty Radio to host a podcast. It took me about seven months to make a decision. Read more>>

Jeffery Parker

Dr. Jeffery Parker, Pastor of the House of Prayer Word Outreach in Dallas, Texas was born September 7, 1963, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was educated in the Caddo Parrish School District and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1981. Upon graduation, Parker entered the armed forces and received an honorable discharge from the U.S Army after serving thirteen years. Read more>>

Calvin Brown Jr.

Having my own clothing brand has always been the goal since high school. I wanted to be different and never follow the new wave. I really shop to catch what’s fashion forward or a timeless item. Now, since I started the brand GETPHRESHCREW, I wear my own clothing line daily and encourage everyone to GETPHRESH daily. Read more>>

Nakiedra McCoy

Braiding is my passion. I love every moment of every style and creation. I started braiding when I was 9 years old. When everyone was outside, I was inside braiding my baby doll. So, when I see young girls today braiding, I greatly encourage them. Not only is anything possible, but they’re capable of making it happen. Read more>>

Jasmine Evans-Ragsdale

The name of my business comes from our beautiful sleeping daughter, Makenzie. The story behind Kenzie’s Shades is mixed with a lot of emotions. Emotions that made me sometimes want to hide and then sometimes my emotions made me smile! One of Kenzie’s Shades’ goals is to continue to provide comfort and support no matter the occasion or the reason. Read more>>

Chris Bingham

Like all great stories, it all started over some social libations and good conversation. So last year about this time, a good friend and I were sharing stories over bourbon when I mentioned starting a t-shirt business with some crowd source funding. A few more drinks into the night, we had decided we would just jump into it together. Read more>>

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