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Inspiring Stories from North Miami

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 North Miami below.

Ingrid Clebert

I’ve always been creative and into art since I can remember but never really thought of making a career out of it. Growing up, all that I was taught in school was the conditioned way of how life should be. Attend grade school for many years, go to college, get a job, work towards a professional career, and that was just how life went but never that I could follow a dream and do what I truly loved to do. Read more>>

Carol Haggiag Les Bijoux de Carol

I started making jewelry as a way to escape my reality. I was always involved with art and have worked with different mediums, but some years ago, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer that turned out to be more complex than expected. I lost a taste for lots of things and would spend days at home doing nothing but worry. One day, my husband brought me a present—a few strands of the most beautiful semi-precious beads. That’s how all started. Read more>>

Michael Ventura

As you know, I was born in NYC but raised in the Dominican Republic. Growing up, I studied English which helped me out a lot because when I moved back to NYC for high school, I was able to understand the language. Growing up in a different country coming to America, I only had family members not many friends. There was something I knew I was good at that could maybe get me to make some friends and that was sports. Read more>>

Jasmine Wells

I got into the business because of growing up with a mom who suffered from mental illness when I was eight years old. From that moment, my grandmother and my dad raised me, however, my interests in holistic and mental health began to develop. Fast-forward into the mid-2000s, my grandmother’s fell severely ill stemming from diabetes which led to kidney failure and dialysis. Read more>>

Tarea Smith-Lewis

I am a native Floridian, born and raised in the Sunshine State, Miami Florida to the parents of Joseph Smith Sr. and Elveria Llyod Webb. I have three siblings Joseph Smith 111, Dorian L. Smith and Xabriel Orr. I was raised in a middle-class household and our family was privileged to have both parents at home until I was in high school. Read more>>

Jasmine Nichole

Jasmine Nichole is a self-taught artist who has her hands in the many different pots of art, this girl truly does it all. Known for her deeply open and self-exposing visuals she uses herself to break the social pressures of artistic expression. Read more>>

Shani Curry-St. Vil

I started Purse Empowerment as a way to empowering myself. I launched the company after being laid off from my banking career. I thought to myself how can I leverage all of the wisdom and experience I had gained as a Financial Specialist for one of the largest banks in the Nation. Read more>>

Soshy Adelstein

I am the coach and owner of Embody Nutrition. Professionally, I teach women from all over the world how to let go of old beliefs around dieting, eating, exercise and weight. I’m an Intuitive Eating expert and use the Health at Every Size approach in my coaching. Read More>>

Danyelle R. Carter

It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I went on to be a press and communications fellow in the office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. Post-fellowship, I became the first communications and press assistant to Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and then the Digital Press Secretary to Congresswoman Val B. Deming. Working in Congress, having supportive bosses and an active mentor gave me the confidence to launch my PR firm full time. Read more>>

Sarah Belfer

As I grew older, I started taking pictures of my friends, and I really enjoyed making people look and feel good about themselves. I then moved to Miami from Paris when I was 17, and that’s when I started to turn my passion into a business, thanks to Instagram and countless hours watching youtube tutorials. I met wonderful people and learned so much since. I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me. Read more>>

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