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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.

Vanessa Sirias

In 2018, I launched NESSA. I’ve always had a love for fashion and wanted to launch a brand catered towards Latinas. To me, fashion is a form of self-expression. My family is from Nicaragua and in 2019, the country was facing government repression and protests. I wanted to show my solidarity to what the people in Nicaragua were living through and raise awareness. Read more>>

Raya Joseph

My story starts in Haiti, where I was raised for the majority of my life. Since a very young age, I was fascinated by the fashion industry. It’s just something that I felt drawn to. Nearing the end of the third year of my fashion degree at Miami International University of Art and Design, I decided that I wanted to launch my own company. I decided to launch a swimwear company mainly because of my love for the beach. Having grown up in Haiti, I spent a lot of my time at the beach and my swimwear collection became very large. Read more>>

Rocio Ramirez

My name is Rocio, I am a 22-year-old Miami-native! I began working as a Marketing Coordinator for a wonderful company that pushed me towards opening my own business early this year. Although I still work with the company, I am very focused on building my already growing client base for my own company – ROMAR Marketing. I started the company only two months ago with co-worker and business partner. Read more>>

Frank Benitez

I can say I’m creative when it comes to events and creating what we would call party decor. Family would say I had an eye for decorating. I would always do things for family and friends from baby showers, to baptisms, to birthday, you name it. I must say the party that really made me want to pursue event planning and decorating would be my mom’s birthday, being able to create a dinner for her and her close girlfriends were simply heartwarming. Read more>>

Stephanie Saint-Come

I was born and raised in Kendall which is a part of Miami that’s pretty diverse but was predominately Hispanic and white in the 90’s. Growing up in the suburbs and going to magnet schools for French (Sunset Elementary) and Music (Southwood Middle, Coral Reef Senior High) taught me that preparation beats nerves and people will accept you when you’re winning. I never blended in and I wasn’t always accepted because of that. Read more>>

Victoria Kremer

I am a full-time behavioral therapist, and launched my blog in 2019 as a creative outlet to share about fashion lifestyle and everything in between! I have also been a full-time student throughout the time I started blogging up until now. My love for blogging goes hand in hand with my career because I love to help others. I accomplish that big picture at work with special needs children, and on my blog. Read more>>

Daney Cabrera

During the summer of 2016, my family and I traveled to Europe on a family vacation for ten days. We visited several Greek and Italian islands. Upon our return immediately after, I started feeling very sick. Some blamed on jet lag, other food poisoning. Until this day, there was never a concrete diagnosis. I spent ten days in bed going through High fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, migraines. Read more>>

Illiett Ojeda

The story narrative is different because – life is different today. It changed in like less than 24 hours. Please understand that although I am overjoyed by the idea of getting acknowledged by Voyage Magazine – at this time today, it means a greater deal than when I originally got the request. You know what they say, “during tough times, let the real you show up!” So today, when I tell you my story. Read more>>

Rico Saldanha and Ricky Loures

When Rico Saldanha (Bachelors of Science in Advertising, MBA and 10+ years of experience in Event Planning). and Ricky Loures (Bachelors of Science in Digital Arts & Design and ten years of experience in Graphic/Motion Design) met in Miami in 2013. They soon realized they had more in common than a passion for design, animation, event planning, and advertising – they were also soulmates. Read more>>

Manuel Abaunza

My parents wanted me to study medicine, become a doctor or get into politics. I knew I didn’t want to do either. I didn’t really know what I wanted to study. I knew that I had to pick something and made sure I stick to it. Inspired from my sister, the importance of actually picking something and sticking to it. I picked psychology because there was just so many branches to it and if I picked it, it would at least give me some sort of direction. Read more>>

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