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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.

Kelsey Trujeque

When Elizabeth Van Dillewijn approached me about helping her start a non-profit to help young women in the design field transition from school to professional life, I knew immediately I had to be a part of this important organization. Throughout my life, I, as all with all women, have experienced some form of sexism in virtually every part of my life, both personally and professionally. Read more>>

Julie Wynne Allison

I think of my life more like a journey, than a story. Especially, because I never consciously planned to get where I am today. It’s hard for me to believe that I have been practicing law for 30 years, I have had my own predominately female firm for 13 years – which is growing thanks to hard work, personal service good karma and the wonderful people who are part of the firm’s team (shout out to my new partner, Anelia Shaheed). Read more>>

Chris and Viviana Cassis, Duane and Cindy Terpstra, and William Del Aguila

My wife and I along with our four children moved to South Florida in 2013 with a dream to begin a church. We started meeting with five people in our apartment for bible studies every week and also inviting others to join us. Over a period of several months, the Bible study grew to about thirty-five people. We transitioned from our apartment to a movie theater. Read more>>

Nivia Bejarano

I started to draw and write poetry at a young age as a form of therapy and release and realized quickly how natural it came to me. Never in my life could I imagine I’d be doing something I’m so passionate about for a living. A couple of years back, I lost my mother and it changed a lot in me, you can say she is my Muse. Read more>>

Caylee Otto

As a preservation enthusiast, I started Historic Florida Houses with one goal in mind: bringing like-minded individuals together to help them find and share their own space in history. I first discovered this love for old architecture and design while growing up in an 1800’s Victorian home in Pennsylvania where historic homes are plentiful. Read more>>

Anna Cabo

I was living in Texas when I decided to embrace my natural curls because I could not find a stylist in the area to blow dry my hair. I came across a curly product line, somewhat started becoming friendly with the creator (@bouncecurl) when she posted that she needed suggestions on skincare to help with her breakouts. I took a shot in the dark and emailed her about sending her a batch of my homemade products. Read more>>

Theo Wild

It seemed like we never got tired of making music all day, we also learned a lot about studio equipment/recording/mixing from my uncle Carlos who had close ties with power 96. My influences go anywhere from Kid Cudi, and frank ocean to Mos Def and Jay Z, I honestly have too many influences, and I love that cause they make you who you are. I’m nothing without what inspires me, even though sometimes I feel like I’m just competing with myself… Read more>>

Emmanuel Brown

My journey has been all over the place. I grew up in a house with five brothers and sisters so I could tell countless stories on how that played a big part in who I am today. But when I was around 12 years of age, I remember my older brother and a friend of the family always rapping and making up songs on the spot, so I decided to give it a go just for fun at first. Read more>>

Salomon Pierre

I’ve always been drawing and watched Bob Ross on PBS. Then, is when my true passion for art instilled itself deeper into my heart. I probably painted about two pictures back in 2013 before I actually took it seriously but they never came out the way I wanted, but my mom loved em nonetheless, so she hangs them up in her home. Read more>>

Ortal Winer

I went vegan over three years ago and was struggling to figure out where they had vegan options in south Florida. I had to research every restaurant I went to and try and figure out what my options were, so I decided to create a page where people could be able to find the vegan options in the south Florida area. Through Instagram, I’ve been able to provide information but also learn from others and explore new places. Read more>>

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