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 Palm Beach below.
I’ve been singing in the choir since the age of five years old and started writing my own music by the age of nine years old. As I became more fascinated with music, I started to imitate roles such as Da brat Missy Elliott Charlie Baltimore and Eve. That’s when my love for rap started at the age of ten years old as well as singing. Now when I wrote my song, I would sing on the hook and rap on my verses. My mom also had me in talent shows, and my dad showed my talent off much as he could, lol. Sadly due to my trouble with the law as a juvenile, I wasn’t able to pursue my dreams and after the death of my father in 2016, things started to just feel helpless. That was until I started to think of my children’s future and what a talent I’m really wasting so I started doing things the right way. Promoting myself, recording more music. Directing my own music videos and doing more live performances, and I must say life is definitely on track, I couldntvbe more proud of myself. ULEASH THE BEAST I’m next from West Palm Beach, FL raised in Riviera Beach, FL. Thank you so much for your time. Read more>>
Preston Daymon III
My passion for connecting with my global family is what has prepared me for where I am today. From an early age, I’ve always felt a calling and connection to people and places. At the age of about twelve, I remember a family friend, Mrs. Calondra McCarter, who spoke over me that I would travel the world and make a global impact. Being that young, I didn’t fully understand the power of one’s words, but I quickly learned. She gave me the nickname International and shortly thereafter, I became one of the youngest team members to start traveling on international mission trips with my family and our church missions. These experiences would later serve as the foundation to shaping my global perspective in its formative years. Read more>>
My journey began in my dorm room at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) where I informed my Haitian parents that I planned on changing my major from Biology to Psychology. I had failed Chemistry and withdrew from my Biology class. However, I attended and excelled in my only psychology course at the time, Interpersonal Communication, scheduled for 8 AM on Friday mornings. The subject matter about relating to others, being other-oriented, and understanding the way humans use verbal and nonverbal cues sparked my interest. I graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and pursued my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at NSU. Coincidentally, Dr. Lisa Kelledy, the professor who taught the class that prompted me to change my career path, was teaching my first class in graduate school. It was meant to be!. Read more>>
Heart of Hargett is a personalized greeting card business that I recently started over the past three years. As a teenager, I thoroughly enjoyed the art of writing, mostly poetry. It was my outlet for things that happened in my everyday life. A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to take the journey of writing a book and letting the world see my work over the years. In the planning stages of the book, I choose several family and friends to give a very rough copy to get their honest opinions; when I received their feedback, several of them said that my words would be great in a greeting card. Honestly, until the third or fourth person said this to me, I pushed the idea off. I had no idea how to start such a venture. I had never thought of myself as an artsy person, I could write, but I had no idea what would go on the outside of the cards. It still amazes me how God can show us the many talents that he placed within us. Looking back now, my first few cards were very elementary, and I’m so grateful to my family and friends for supporting me anyway. Read more>>