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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.

Brittany “Bebe” Howard

It all started in 2014, around that time I became obsessed with watching baking competitions on the FOOD network and as my interest grew in watching it also began to grow in participating. Read more>>

Will Seri’us

Mentorship for me began when I was 23 years old. Most teenagers who lived in my neighborhood always respected me for the advice I would provide to them; So naturally now at age 38. Read more>>

Janette Berrios

I have a background in Finance, Economics, and Entrepreneurship, but I’m an artist at heart, so I would call myself a Creative Entrepreneur. I winded up in the music industry thanks to the CEO of Symphonic Distribution, Jorge Brea. Read more>>

JoJo Pierre-Louis

I’ve always been creative and fascinated by art especially colors. Though my grandfather wanted me to study Law, I thought maybe I could merge both of our interests and study Fashion Law which encompasses legal issues in the industry and brand protection. Read more>>

Shomara Garcia

I got started working for a popular plastic surgery center here in Miami – managing their social media platforms and more. After a three month run, they let me go after our show had aired on CNBC- ITV. Read more>>

Morneque Moore-Ramos

I launched Sugar City in 2013 after creating a Candy Buffet for my youngest Sister’s Sweet 16 a few months prior. My mom had seen one on TV and asked if I could do one for the party. The process was fun and the guests loved it, and Sugar City was born. Read more>>

Leel Summerz

In all honesty I genuinely feel like no matter how much I distant myself from creating music, the energy just seems to always find me, I Never thought I would ever create the music I make today or even make music at all. Read more>>

Ja’maal Eveillard

At the age of 12, I moved to Central Florida from North Miami to live with my father. Shortly after moving, I began my journey playing multiple sports, becoming a top prospect in my region, which led me to a scholarship to play college football for Edinboro University. Read more>>

Dwayne Stewart

The program began in June 1996 with G’s to Gents, a summer alternative for boys of color encouraging a transition from a “gangster mentality” to a gentleman’s paradigm. G’s to Gents infuses concepts of professionalism and entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Shay de Oliveira

I have always been “Artistically Inclined”. I guess the jumping-off point for my career in the Beauty Industry was in 2003. After attending Emily Carr University for Fine Art. Read more>>

Aida Solomon

I am a content creator who loves to produce the ideas floating around in her head. I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, spent two years living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and now find myself calling Miami home. That’s quite a random journey. Read more>>

Maria Margarita Gamboa

My name is María Margarita, and I’m from Venezuela. The only child of a single mother. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1971. I believe in God, love, friendship and good faith. I am in love with LIFE, ballet, art, music and photography. Read more>>

Alex Gamboa Grand and Lindsay Janssen Smith

We all started going on trips to National Parks together, and the two of us realized that we had a shared interest in conscious consumerism. We would share our favorite brands and products back and forth as well as new insights we had learned on living a low waste lifestyle. Read more>>

Letty Alvarez

My name is Letty Alvarez, daughter of Cuban Immigrants, mom to five, wife of 29 years to my best friend and business partner Eddie Dominguez. My story is a simple one. I started my family at the young age of 19. Read more>>

Tracey Carswell

I’ve been making art as long as I can remember…my parents always encouraged my sister and I to create and express ourselves through art. I come from generations of artists and teachers- grandfather, mother, and my sister and I. Read more>>

Gabriel Perez Silva

I was born in Cucuta, Colombia but grew up throughout Broward County, FL. For most of my life, I was an athlete. I was All American, National Champion of Colombia, and committed Division 1 which led me to Baltimore. Read more>>

Diana Garle

The We’re So Young Podcast started in September of 2018. I always wanted to do a podcast but never had the right pitch to start it, I wanted to do a podcast with meaning and that would help people. Read more>>

Romy Jurado

I was born in Lima, Peru. At 11 years old my family decided to move to the United States. Moving to the United States meant separating from my grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts who I was extremely closed to. Read more>>

Teaquita F.

My father & I was working at carters warehouse and I’ll never forget I use to tell all my co-workers how I’m going to be a big fashion designer and have everyone in my clothes and I know they probably thought I was all talk because I use to Talk about it every single day cause I hated my job. Read more>>

Leroy Robinson

I tried to figure out what else I could do with all of the brand new camera equipment that I had bought because I didn’t want to sell it used which means I would get less money than I paid for it. Read more>>

Renée Taylor

I’ve been a hairdresser since 1993. During my career, I have worked with all textures of hair. My passion has always been coloring and cutting hair. You can change a person’s whole vibe with a fresh cut and color. It can update & refresh a person’s look and boost their confidence significantly. Read more>>

Johannah Durden

I’ve always wanted to be apart of the hair industry but wasn’t sure if I wanted to be the slay maker or the one serving the slay. In middle school I would do a lot of my friend’s hair but, didn’t feel that it was my calling. Read more>>

Tatiana Johnson

It all started at home in Ecuador with the influence of my parents and their love for culture, technology and the arts. Fast forward to today, and not much has changed. I’m very blessed and thankful to them for allowing me to discover these passion points early on. Read more>>

Debra Bazile

Talk Curly To Me is a natural hair and lifestyle blog that empowers women from all walks of life. In 2011 I decided to go natural without a clue in the world on how to properly care for my unrelaxed hair. I realized that going natural would be a journey. Read more>>

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