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.
Thomas and Carolyn Little
Our Story of Restoration is full of lessons learned on trust, forgiveness, true love and a willingness to change. If you knew us before, you would know that this is a huge transition from our first marriage which was filled with years of drug abuse, deceit, unfaithfulness and always wondering “Will this cycle ever end?’ Having taken life’s journey together, we were married 11 years, divorced for five years, and now remarried for 20 years. We have over 35 years of experience of marriage, family and ministry as well as overcoming addictions and having victory over things that can hold you captive. We are the founders of Lifestyle Soulutions, Inc. Online Coaching Service – “Giving you clear solutions for your life because we care.” We are both ordained ministers, coaches, inspiring speakers, Symbis Facilitators, Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Member (ICAADA) and authors. Read more>>
I am the founder of Diamond Cash Incentives. I started my brand to motivate and inspire people through quotes and self-improvement. I wanted people to wear my products with meanings to it. I have motivational quotes such as “I Refuse To Turn My Vision To Ashes” “My Words Will Give You Something To Remember” and so much more to continue working towards people’s goals. The quotes were originally made for only shirts but overtime, the inventory has expanded to water bottles, hats, mask, sweaters, headphones and so much more. Diamond Cash Incentives is currently not only a brand to motivate people through merchandise. It is now expanding to be a podcast and branch off to different industries. Read more>>
I am cracking open into a brand new feel with art. I am taking more risks, experimenting with color, texture, geometry, perspective, and placement to make my pages explode with expression. I am not creating to sell or fulfill obligations. I am creating for the pure exhilaration of it. I am learning more about art history and drawing more inspiration from the iconic creators of the past. I am diving into knowledge about different mediums and ways to present my ideas. Art has become a whole language for me and I am speaking. I am honored that these creative risks lead to my selection as Curator’s Choice 2021 for Pro Arts in Jersey City, NJ. This fall, I will be displaying work at The Other Art Fair Chicago and The Yard: Eastern Market in Washington DC. In 2020, I was blessed to present over twenty pieces in a solo exhibition, entitled “Transcendence”, at the Bridge Art Gallery in Bayonne, NJ. I have also had the fortunate of displaying with Freehold Art Gallery, Above Art Studios, Moody Jones Gallery, Akwaaba Gallery, BSB Gallery, West Orange Arts Council, and Art in the Atrium. This has been an electrifying journey. Read more>
I go by Luxsteez cosplay and I have been cosplaying for about seven years now. I started by a friend invited me to my first ever convention and I totally had no idea it even existed nor the world of cosplay. I was very surprised when people wanted to take photos of me lol I didn’t understand why until I realized its part of the experience at going to conventions. I started with a store bought cosplay and then started making my own right after. Until I started realizing that it is a very expensive hobby. I started growing a fanbase that helped propelled my cosplays more frequently to the point I even started getting guest opportunities from local conventions like Florida supercon, gamercomic expo, and otakufest Florida. Read more>>
A native of Mayagüez Puerto Rico, his multi-faceted career brings with him the feeling of living many lives. Cirilo established his own operation, producing, mixing, and recording many Latin Pop artists, which led him to work with the well-known Estefano Productions in Miami, FL and then quickly ventured off on his own. Using the mixture of his native influences, the producer and trained sound engineer branched out into various genres and eventually into the television world as well. 2 Emmy’s, 19 Promax, 6 NYC Festival, 2 Telly’s Throughout his career, he has worked with multi award-winning artists, producers and television properties like Juan Luis Guerra, Daddy Yankee, Marc Anthony, Ozuna, Becky G, Pitbull, Mana, Luis Fonsi, Chayanne, Juanes, Camilla Cabello, Paquita la del barrio, Paulina Rubio, Lila Downs, Sofia Reyes, Mexilenials, Rio Aroma, La Activa. Read more>>
Grandmothers seem to be an eternal source of inspiration and likewise, my grandma was definitely mine. She has always been a living encyclopedia of plants especially because growing up in rural colonial Jamaica. That experience made her well versed in the use of herbal medicine, which in the Caribbean often takes the form of herbal teas. In a bid to pass down her knowledge, she also began to share her wider love of classic teas from her time in Europe. Combined with my experience with tea in China, I was soon faced with a wealth of information and nowhere to put it. I started to catalogue my grandma’s tea knowledge with theteafile. I soon realized that grandmothers around the world have been doing the same, sharing their tea knowledge as recipes for comfort, healing or celebration. I’ve been hopping around the globe searching for tea traditions ever since. Read more>>