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College Park’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL 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 Atlanta’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 College Park’s rising stars below.

Tayler Burke

I am originally from New Orleans, La. My mother works in the hospitality industry and sells Mary Kay on the side. I would go with her to her meetings on Mondays when she picked me up from school. I would watch all the ladies do their skincare and try out the new products that were released. Read more>>

Dee Jones

I once was obese, weighing 217 pounds and currently 125 pounds. I trained myself and gained a passion for fitness. I decided to go to school to become a Personal Trainer to help others that are obese being adults or kids. I grew up with a mother that couldn’t read but my level of achievement. Read more>>

Talisha Traylor

I started this journey at the age of ten, when my grandmother first taught me how to sew a pillow by hand. I found that creating something from a blank canvas was amazing. I begin to teach myself how to properly use a sewing machine. Read more>>

Roshanda E. Pratt

In the fourth grade, my Trinidadian father would make me watch the news. He told me as an American citizen, it was my duty and responsibility to know what was happening in my country and community. That gesture of watching the evening news sparked a love of community and storytelling. Read more>>

Satya Hawley

I started singing at the age of 6 and later picked up guitar and piano. During my upbringing, there was always some form of music playing in the background. My mom was a dancer; therefore her influence of expressing emotions through different art forms inspired me from a very young age. Read more>>

Kim Monroe

I am a Visual creator, Photographer & an Upcoming Filmmaker. I’m inspired by Tyler Perry’s resilience, Maya Angelou’s wisdom & Ellen DeGeneres courage. “For as long as I could remember, I’ve been captivated by most forms of art & media. Read more>>

Danyell Finkley

For as long as I can remember, singing has been my passion. I was three years old when I performed for the first time for an audience of stuffed animals on the top bunk of my bunk bed. By the age of 6, I had my first live audience on the bus for my school field trip. Read more>>

Elkhaya Patterson

I have been around hair for as long as I can remember. During my first few years of life, my mom was a cosmetologist and worked in our at-home salon. My aunt is also a licensed cosmetologist and retired cosmetology instructor. Read more>>

Charmie Modi

Although I have many wonderful childhood memories of being in the front of the camera and enjoying to be the star of every home video, the massive impact of bullying during middle and high school changed me where I shied away from the camera. Read more>>

Shenika Rhudd

I was born and raised in the ghetto in Kingston, Jamaica. My life was very hard and rough and my family and I didn’t have much but we always tried to make a way somehow! I have been through a lot and I have seen a lot but I love my country and it’s where I got my strength, hunger, motivation. Read more>>

Sheila Mae Keene

A girl like me… I grew up quite shy… painfully shy. I wish I had found my voice earlier in life. I was in my late twenties when I finally discovered my voice… that’s too late, girls and ladies. Read more>>


When I first started to rap, I didn’t take it seriously, but it eventually turned into something I really love to do. I would’ve never thought that music would be my way out, I could never see myself really making music I so used to being the supporter for other people. Read more>>

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