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Inspiration from Sandy Springs

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 rising stars from in and around Sandy Springs below.

Lashae White

Originally from San Diego, CA I was raised in a low-income housing community in the heart of skyline park. Drug dealers and gang wars were a normal part of life. I’ll never forget having to run in the house because the gangs started spraying our apartments looking for their rivals. It was at that moment I realized I didn’t want to be a product of my environment and I was going to do everything in my power to change the narrative of my life. From that day on, I made it my business to not engage with any person or activity that would jeopardize me from keeping that promise to myself. Read more>>

Brittany Holloman

I became a blogger because my matriculation through graduate school was more difficult than it had to be. I didn’t always have people that were genuinely willing to help. The gatekeepers worked harder to keep the gate closed than to help you make your way through. At this time, I was introduced to the concept of “black women being unforgiven to other black women” and people trying to hold you back because they didn’t want to share their seats at the table. Once I finished my doctorate, I wanted to share my experiences and open and honestly help other people make it through. Read more>>

Wes Robins and Zac Sweat

The human psyche has always been an area of intrigue for me. My mother has her Master’s in Behavioral Analysis and my Grandmother her EdD in Psychology. I come from a long line of psychologists and carry that torch. My best friend Zac Sweat and I were inseparable in middle school and parted ways freshman year of high school, however, reconnected 24 years later to build this funky ass experiential therapeutic youth center. Read more>>

Elysia Douglas

My journey to becoming a doula began when a friend asked me to come sit with her at the hospital because her labor was being induced that day. Her boyfriend was coming, but she didn’t know how long it would take for him to get there and I worked very close to the hospital. I was able to get approval from my boss to leave for the day and went to “sit” with her. Read more>>

Leslie Marie Moseley

I started Pampered Spaces last year after sitting on the idea for years. My mom and I wanted to start a cleaning service back in 2011 but it never came to fruition. We had the website domain reserved all this time and finally, I decided to pull the trigger. I believe everything happens as it should since technology has advanced so much, making the booking process for services so seamless now. I’m a REALTOR, so our cleaning service is the perfect complement. Read more>>

LaShonda Wells

I’ve always been a creative and crafty type. In 2008, I literally crafted every piece of my wedding stationery. And like most women, once the wedding is over, you feel a sense of void because you’re not racing to plan something every day and usually, a lot of businesses are born that way. This is how I started my first business. I designed stationery for special occasions. During that time, I soon learned that doing business online was becoming a thing. I would soon discover the wonderful world of blogging. Read more>>

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