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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.

Yanatha Desouvre

I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the young age of seven, I taught myself to read music and wrote a lot, especially poetry. Despite being raised in some poor conditions, in the midst of 80’s crack/cocaine in New York, surviving a barbershop shooting at 9 years then moving to Philadelphia, where I walked through a potpourri of crack bottles on my walk to school every, I was also was enriched with culturally rich Haitian community both in New York and Philadelphia.  Read more>>

Tatiana Capitan

It all started with one confused and overwhelmed parent trying to find local resources for her recently identified gifted (already diagnosed ADHD) child. I was in the process of advocating for my son within the school system when he was tested and identified as gifted. Read more>>

Yucky Poor

I quit my job in sales to make music in 2015 after I got a brand new laptop and downloaded Ableton, a music production software. I immediately fell in love with making beats and initially just rapped the most grotesque stuff I could think of on the track, but never got to seriously recording something until 2017, when I released my first EP. Read more>>

Lina Correa

With my husband Miguel, we came five years ago to Miami pursuing a Pilots dream, and one day we decided to stay left here. We have two kids from our own and I had always the interest and the passion to work with kids ages 4 to 12 years old but never had the chance as I choose to be a Lawyer back in my home country. Read more>>

Jeremy Raul Sanchez

What’s good! I’m a Rap Artist from Homestead, FL. My music journey began back in my freshman year of high school. I was really open to the different varieties of music out there. I usually jammed to Hip Hop. My parents had a deep love for Alternative & Classic Rock, so I grew into tapping into that genre as well. Read more>>

Glenda Arean

All started with my kids and an old used DSLR. My husband bought it for me since I told him I wanted to capture all the little and big moments in our kids lives but little did I know it was going to turn into something more. Today, I feel proud of my self being a self-thought mom/photographer. Read more>>

Karim Shariff

Being from Kendall, you already know the stigma given to us by surrounding neighborhoods. We are looked at as the “privileged” area when in reality our area is predominantly the working class. So I decided to make a novelty shirt that simply said Kendall Florida across my chest. Read more>>

Cesly Burgess

Well, this is where the line “if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans” comes into play. Yep, at 24 I enrolled in the CaPP Institute’s Life Coach certification program, while still climbing the latter in Corporate America as a Social Media Manager. Nope, nowhere near retirement. Haha! But it was an opportunity that came at the perfect time, and I was poetically living a “year of yes!” so I took the leap and went into the program. Read more>>

Lotus HiLL

Almost two years later, he began to dabble with writing raps in class & eventually started recording & performing at open mics. He released his first official mixtape “Bloom Tunes” in 2015 right after dropping out of college to pursue his passion. Going through the obstacles of a starving artist but continuing to push towards what he believes in, Lotus has built his name, fanbase, discography. Read more>>

Eddie Galdamez

Born in San Francisco, raised in El Salvador for part of my childhood then moved Miami. I fell in love with cameras and everything that had to do with them since the moment I touched one in high school. Haven’t been able to do anything else but to create through a lens. Read more>>

Giovan Barthole and Andrew Diaz

Cultivating this farm is Andrew’s pride and joy, and he hopes to provide people with a slice of the peace of mind he derives from farming in this big city with the quality produce grown right here on the farm. He loves to remind people never to trust a skinny chef, and that great food starts right here at home. Giovan Barthole-Rosario, is the Miami born half Haitian half Puerto Rican science loving co-owner, VP CCO/CMO of Produce & Pantry. Farming has been in his life before it even began. Read more>>

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