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.
Qamar Scott and JaCole Pinkney
Six-year-old Qamar Scott is the face behind Prince Q Skincare. Qamar is an outgoing, energetic and athletic young man that somehow finds time to juggle his schoolwork, basketball, football, track and field and run his businesses. The conception of his skincare line was developed to help relieve the unbearable smell and sweat he was presented with every time he took his sneakers off after a practice or game. Read more>>
I grew a passion to inspire around 2018. I began mentoring younger girls because I felt like I had a lot to give and didn’t want to just keep it to myself. I started two YouTube channels that year also, one focusing on women empowerment, and the other a couple’s channel with me and my husband. Unfortunately, my personal didn’t last long, because I wanted to focus more on the couples. Read more>>
I started doing hair at the age of 12 by watching my grandmother do my mom’s hair. I began braiding my cousin’s hair to my neighbor’s hair and by high school, I found something that gave me drives. Hair and makeup became my true passion. After losing my son at 18 months, I went into a state of depression which was very hard for me because at times I started to lose focus and wanted to give up on my dreams but with GOD. Read more>>
My name is Shinika “Doughnut” Wilson. Born and raised in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Miami Carol City High School, I went to the University of South Florida, where I earned my AA degree. I continued my studies and received my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and minored in Public Administration at FAMU. Shortly after, God blessed me with one of my greatest gifts, my son Gregory Wilson, and I couldn’t be more proud. Read more>>
Growing up, I was always into sports and working out. One day in the gym, I was playing around and tried to do a headstand. After multiple failed attempts, I reached out to the yoga community on social media and was surprised with how much positive feedback I received. It was so moving because I was in a dark place in my life at that moment, so to have nothing but strangers reach out for tips and advice on how to improve that handstand, I felt enthusiastic. Read more>>
I would say my journey started right out of high school. I was a recent HS graduate with no idea on what I wanted to do, just a list of things I needed to do in order to survive. I looked for work and a place to live. One day, I got a call from a temporary agency offering me a position at a college. They place me in the Financial Aid Department. Learning how the entire process of Financial Aid, I eventually started helping students with their student budget and finance. Read more>>