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Inspiring Stories from Keys

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 Keys below.

Maurice Bennett

First and foremost, thank-you to this opportunity. My name is Maurice Bennett, but I go by stage name “DONOTDISTURB”. I fell in love with music at a very early age, however, it wouldn’t be until my freshman year of high school I would begin to write my first lyrics. From there, I probably wrote everyday, which turned into hundreds of songs worth of albums. I’d go on to record my first year of college and hone my craft. Read more>>

Nancy Gerald and Tom Palmer

In 2011, I was in the middle of a stressful fundraising career. Travel, poor eating, drinking, and significant lack of exercise was taking a toll on my body. I had been doing some interval training loyally at home, but it wasn’t enough. A friend had told me to try yoga. I thought it sounded silly. I pictured women who got “dressed up,” “sweated,” and then “had their 1000 calorie smoothies”. There, however, was a yoga studio close to my house that had “Bikram” in front of “Yoga.” Read more>>

Queen Ray

I started performing for my grandparents, who had a piano that I loved to play every opportunity I had or make sort of music. I eventually wrote poems on poems and music but never released. I was shy… timid. Lost my brother at 15 grandfathers after and my world just shattered! My son saved me… my husband is in prison still and it’s made things difficult but I’m a beast and no matter how many times I was told no, I made it an undeniable yes and will continue. Read more>>

Jason Liebling

I was born and raised here in Miami, growing up with an appreciation for the outdoors, animal and plant life, and tropical settings. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Arts in International Business. Since graduating, I have worked for numerous businesses in the horticulture and financial service industries, while managing Secret Gardens Miami at the same time. Read more>>

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