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South Broward’s Rising Stars

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 South Florida’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 South Broward below.

Latonia Smith

After reading Mother to Son by Langston Hughes, I got more into it. Starting back up after years, I entered an amateur poets contest and the poem got published, it’s called something about that man. Started writing and keeping a journal for myself. One day, a friend stood behind me and read one, told me I needed to perform thought about it and that was going to be a birthday gift to myself to try something that I was scared to do. Read more>>

Seldom A

This journey started in high school in 11th grade at Miramar High School. My friend at the time Brittany (Tokyo.Ex) made her own beats, wrote her own lyrics and engineered herself. I was in awe of respect. It made me dive into garage band to begin the process of just making a beat. Luckily, we both were in an electronic music course so I didn’t have to bother too much on tutorials. Long story short, I made beats from there EVERYDAY. Read more>>

Annastazia Coley

I was born in Jamaica and come from a family who’ I’ve watched worked hard their whole life and still work for companies that don’t contribute back to them at all. I knew I wanted to be the change for my family and break that cycle so I took a step out on faith and decided to start to work towards my boutique. It wasn’t easy over the months of preparation being that I had no help or no experience in business. Read more>>

Shavonne Jones

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I became a widow in 2017 when my late husband Kaneil Passed away suddenly. I became a single mother of two smart, funny, rambunctious boys. Raising my boys on my own and working full time caused me to become overwhelmed. My main focus was on taking care of my babies, but I forgot to take care of myself. Read more>>

Keymia Sharpe

I spent most of my career in sales and eventually tried my hand in the world of advertising. I never saw myself in the tourism industry, but I always like to say that life led me in this direction. At the end of 2018, I lost the love of my life (my husband) and, shortly after, my job. Read more>>

Jada Harvin

As long as I can remember, I have always gravitated towards creative outlets like music or art. With a mother who has a passion for fashion, a father who could talk about music for hours, and a twin sister who could sketch just about anything, I was bound to be a creative individual. As a child, I can remember finding joy in expressing myself through drawing. As I got older, I found myself painting posters for my high school’s student government. Read more>>

Jasmine Cuffy

My journey into Pilates which I also like to refer to as mindful moment started with the with my quest to find self. I was about 20 years old, working full time, going to school, paying bills, you know the typical lifestyle after graduating high school. And although my schedule was constantly full, I was never satisfied emotionally, mentally, or physically with my day. Read more>>

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