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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.

La’Shondra Johnson

EXTRAordinary Youth Inc. started as a dream in college of giving back to the youth who came after me through the arts. A graduate of a performing arts high school, I accredit my vast knowledge of public speaking, confidence, and thinking quickly on my feet to performing in front of my peers throughout high school and college. Read more>>

Rosey williams

I eventually opened my own vintage store in 2011 and started hosting vendors and friends on the sidewalk to attract business to my shop and help them sell their art and wares. At that time, the only type of market that existed in the area where farmer’s markets. Read more>>

Shawn Vann

Over the course of my professional career, I have worked in several interesting and seemingly unrelated industry. My official title never mattered because I always found a way to weave my love of marketing, design, and communications into my work. The creative seed was planted long ago. Read more>>

Full Trip

I’ve always been interested in making music since I was young but my real inspiration came to me when I was about nine years old, after watching a behind the music documentary about Lil Wayne. After that, I always wrote music and even started recording my self off a computer microphone and my mom’s computer. Read more>>

Elizabeth Sanchez

I have been involved in the Entertainment Industry since the age of seven. I have done everything from being in commercials for United Way to even making it on the front cover of a magazine for the city of Hollywood. That was just a start for me. Read more>> 

Caro Tejada

Caro Tejada, a former professional classical ballerina and tour dancer for Ricky Martin and Julio Iglesias. A single mom and country traveler! Always encouraged her daughter’s creativity. She enjoyed enrolling her in art classes, music classes, getting her clay, play-doh, you name it. Read more>>

Kaylan Arnold

Throughout my learning process, I was always posting cover & freestyle videos – some of which went viral. I’m currently managed by YesJulz (Julz Goddard) and living in Miami as a full-time musician. She is taking much better care of me under her wing. Read more>>

Ephraim Riggins

I began as an average student making my way through the machine that is the school system. I would tell people my plans of becoming an electronics engineer but I never really had my emotions invested in that idea. It was safe, secure, and sounded good in theory plus nobody would continue to annoyingly prod for an answer about my future that I didn’t have. Read more>>

Giovanny Sims

Throughout childhood, as a creative, I’ve always looked for mediums to express myself through. I started through making music, then that opened doors to many other outlets for me. I found that there is a space in the world to do each of the things I love; art, fashion, photography, and music. Read more>>

Kat Quast

My mother was a brilliant artist, there was no media she could not master, including writing. I, on the other hand, took after my father. It may not be pretty, but I can fix almost anything, this I later discovered is also an art. Read more>>

Kadeem Cobham

My story has an interesting start because I didn’t deep dive into photography until I was 22 years old though there was always the desire for it as early as being 15. I’ve always been a visual person in my own right as it’s always been my preferred method of learning. Read more>>

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