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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.

Toni Williams

I am 25 years old and from Dallas, Texas. My journey with becoming an Entrepreneur started in the living room of my two-bedroom townhouse. Getting people to come into a home-based spa without any actual training had me determined to get into an Esthetics program which led me to Ogle. I graduated the program and went in full throttle! I got a space in Ownhership LLC Suites and began to build my clientele and brand. I specialize in Brazilian Waxing, Teeth Gems and Whitening. Glow On Waxed Off is not exactly where I want it to be but I’m learning more everyday on how to get my business to where I want it to be. Read more>>

Stephanie Knowles

There is one thing that I know and that is everyone has a story that has made them the person that they are today. I can remember in my earlier years, my passion at heart was social work and community service. As I progressed through college, I was able to receive my minor in social work but having the skills and training wasn’t enough. As the saying goes, you will put your all into something that truly has your heart. I truly received my calling in social work when I started to see this journey as a true servant leader. Many days I sat in the classrooms at Dallas Baptist University and it was then that I truly understood what servant leadership really meant. During the college years, some people are just ready and anxious to receive the degree and move on to their careers, but I made a promise to myself that I would look deeper into finding my purpose in this life. Many people always ask me this question, “how do you have time to do everything you do?” My answer is simple the things that I do are my passion and purpose. When you know your purpose, you are not looking at the work as an obligation or a chore. Read more>>

Shakari Tucker

For many years now, I’ve been the go to person for family & friends when it comes to financial & spiritual advice. I didn’t quite understand why earlier on, but today it makes perfect sense. Immediately after graduating high school, I was blessed to land a banking job with no experience. I was super excited about the opportunity. I learned a wealth of knowledge in the banking & lending industry but it wasn’t my final destination. After spending years at the bank, I was blessed, once again to work in yet another financial role without experience. This time, it was in Accounts Payable, a department within General Accounting. From that point on, I continued to grow & elevate in the General Accounting sector. I strongly believe that each opportunity was necessary & led me to where I am today. Read more>>

Karina Guevara

I didn’t always know that I wanted to be a videographer. I spent every year of college wondering whether or not I was studying in the right field. After college, I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go in with my Advertising and Public Relations degree and I spent countless nights praying to God to help me find what I was supposed to do. I didn’t just want a job. I wanted to be happy. So I worked on finding my passion. Then COVID hit and I was out of a job for months. To say that I was lost is an understatement and I’m sure that many people can relate to that. COVID hit all of us hard. A little after COVID happened, my grandfather passed away and because of all the restrictions, only ten people were allowed to attend his funeral. I was truly blessed to be a part of the ten who were allowed to say goodbye even though there were many many people here in the United States and Mexico who would have loved to attend. Because of this, my aunt asked me to use the camera I had just gotten for my birthday to live stream the mass so that our whole family could be in attendance in spirit. Read more>>

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