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Irving’s Rising Stars

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 rising stars from Irving and surrounding areas below.

Haana Javed

Style is more than what you put on your body. Style is confidence. Style is self-expression. And more than anything, style is a branding tool. I am a 23-year-old entrepreneur with a corporate finance job. I moved to the states at the age of 12 and have ever since then, I’ve been building my identity. I love a good sneaker just as much as I love a good heel, I’ve always had an attraction towards style and fashion, I was the kid who justified her mismatched outfits by telling people “It’s fashion” so it’s only fair I started my own fashion brand. Read more>>

Dr. Gurkiran Virdee

My passion started at the age of six when I had my first eye examination. I still remember the excitement and nervousness I felt as I sat down on the big exam chair. A few days later, I received my first pair of eyeglasses. My world had forever changed. At a young age, I had learned the importance of vision. Read more>>

Clay Myers II

I started playing golf at eight years old. After attempts at basketball and baseball, I picked up a golf club and six months later, I got my first hole in one. My dad got me started with golf and I would mostly go out with him on the weekends. I grew up in Memphis, TN and participated in a junior golf program at Pine Hills Golf Course called Mid-South Junior Golf. I was amazed at how many good golfers in the program, and everybody was black. I was the youngest in the group, so I had a lot of guys I could look up to. I was competitive in junior golf and won a couple of tournaments but it all seemed like a hobby, I never thought about being a professional golfer in those early years. Read more>>

Huda Moopen

I have always been creative, ever since I can remember. In fact, my earliest memories were of doodling skies and painting seashells or filling in the minute details of my coloring books. However, being a young Muslim girl growing up in the US, I never had any real form of representation in the products I used, which really affected my childhood and the way I viewed myself. Read more>>

Albie Robles

I’ve always been a performer. I used to act on stage when I was younger. People told me I was great. I loved it. I also play music. Guitar, piano, and harmonica. I went to film school in Vancouver, learned the basics of production, as well as how to edit film and audio. I moved to Dallas and got a job at the Studios at Las Colinas. I would take whatever production jobs came from friends and a couple that I just sort of stumbled upon. Read more>>

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