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Inspiring Stories from Kendall

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA 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 Miami’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 inspiring stories from Kendall below.

Aileen Mederos

I knew that one day, I would have the opportunity to work with amazing children. Back when I was 17, I started my first job at Gymboree (the clothing store) and knew automatically that I wanted to work with children. Knowing this, I thought about becoming a teacher. Read more>>

Jennifer Moriyon and Candice Montros

The Brunchin Pup is a company built on friendship, for the love of dogs. We’ve been best friends for over a decade, and have both become super passionate about rescue animals in the last few years. After we each adopted dogs from the shelter, we noticed the negative stigma that follows rescued animals. Read more>>

Cbas Mattar

Through a lot of hard work, discipline, good mentorship, and many other factors, I’ve been able to start creating somewhat of a reputation for myself amongst comedians and other artists in Miami and other cities. I’ve always put a lot of work into this art whether it be through networking, joke writing, talking comedy, watching comedy, writing new jokes, connecting with strangers, or anything else comedy brings. Read more>>

Adriana Jay

That electric moment would help me fuse the many loves of my life – travel, painting, my femininity – into what I do now. I proudly declare: I’m an Ecuadorian artist dedicated to painting women of all backgrounds traveling the world. I create to celebrate diversity, courage and the spirit of adventure seekers. Read more>>

Kenny Magundayao

It all started when I noticed that lifestyle/clothing brands popping up everywhere. The brands looked cool but every time I asked owners what their brand was about they always said it was for people to look “cool” and “fresh” but their brands seemed to have little to no direction. Read more>>

Jennifer Kaloti

It all started in 2008 when my daughter and I had the vision to enhance the trend of consignment and thrifting with a more environmentally conscious approach. We had the idea of using “reduce reuse and recycle” your style and fashion. We noticed that Miami, and especially our neighborhood, was devoid of middle-market consignment shops. Read more>>

Paulo Shishido

I was always into music. Whether it was the score from Superman (John Williams) or Alan Silvestre in Back to the Future (my favorite movie of all time) or Queen from The Mighty Ducks. Then, middle school came around, in woodshop class (shout-out to West Miami Middle c/o ’96) my homies got me into Wu-Tang. My brother, ironically got me into Bone Thugs and Coolio. Hip Hop is near and dear to me. Read more>>

Lizzie Armas

I started in the model career when I was 14 years, I have been in several Pageants like NBL and Miss Mundo Latina USA. Makeup was always an important part in my career as a model and I had always dream to have a makeup line by my own but I didn’t have the opportunity before or is just a matter of when is the perfect time to start. (NOW) . Read more>>

Jessica De Quesada

I served as the lead event producer for the Live Like Bella Foundation from its Inaugural gala year until their 4th gala year, overseeing all of their event and fundraising efforts. I have been planning and producing for two years now all of The De Moya Foundation’s events, we assist young adults with developmental disabilities, which is a cause very dear to me. Read more>>

Iris Veciana

All my life, I have been an athlete, I have been a gymnast, a cheerleader, a rock climber, a cross-fitter, and an Olympic weightlifter and I’ve completed all around the United States. When I started working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, I also fell in love with my job. Read more>>

Taylor Davis

I started writing music when I was 17 but only in the last three years, I started playing the guitar. I have played the harmonicas since I was a kid, so that helped me a lot with the guitar. I currently am living in Miami as a home base when I am not on tour & curate and perform all over the city on a weekly basis. Read more>>

Christie Grays

I established my business in 2016 while I was in business school getting my MBA. I began working with targeted professionals as a complimentary service to make sure my business model worked. Later, I began charging a fee and worked my business as a side gig. In 2018, I took the leap to work on I Am CHIC full time. Read more>>

Jose M. Perez

Beyond the titles, achievements and business backbone, my true gift is the ability to visualize and pursue a dream with an utmost sense of loyalty to friends and partners, intense focus and creativity. These priceless values continue to lead my life towards bigger goals to one day becoming a real estate developer in South Florida. Read more>>

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