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Inspiring Stories from North Broward

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 North Broward’s rising stars below.

Carlos Espinal

I started lifting weights when I was about 16 years old in the Dominican Republic and every day was a new experience. When I moved to the USA, I was not looking to be a Fitness Trainer but a great persona contacted me and asked me to train him and I declined because I was not certified. Read more>>

Alicia-Ann Samuel

Coming from a Caribbean household and growing up among various cultural backgrounds, I have seen firsthand that no matter who you are, the chaos of life is inevitable. It is even more chaotic when there are others who are dependent upon you while you’re still trying to maneuver through life with minimal hiccups. Read more>>

George Rich

I’m a “Pompanoian”, born in the city of Pompano Beach, Florida… if you were on I-95 Interstate, I would shout “Exit-36”! Depending on which sociologist you ask, most would say I am a millennial. My adolescence was exposed to the negative effects of the 80’s Crack Epidemic if the ’80s and lived between parents and grandmother. Read more>>


Xiiv is from Miami Florida, born on December 5th, 1996. He is the youngest of five siblings and was raised mostly by his father growing up. He attended the school of Blanch Ely High School. Which is the same school current artist Kodak Black attended, which Xiiv happen to be in the same classroom with artist Kodak Black at the time. Read more>>

Abraham Sculley

Growing up as the second oldest of four siblings (now 7), it was normal for me to take the responsibility of being a positive role model, and mentor to my younger siblings. I always made myself available for them because I felt that it was my duty as a big brother and I loved the feeling that I got from it! As I got older. Read more>>

Sherlinda Alteme

I basically started doing film photography back in 2014, when I was just a sophomore in high school. I went to a predominantly white high school and didn’t really have much friends, so I felt like an outcast in a way. I would indulge myself within music and movies and just things that I felt spoke to me in a way. Read more>>

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