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Inspiring Stories from East Atlanta

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 East Atlanta’s rising stars below.e

Katherine Branch

There are a few things about me that have always been evident. I love people, I need to be creative, I am kind, I am empathetic, I work hard, and I understand systems. As a kid, I opted for games where I got to play some kind of “leader” – a teacher, mother, or shop owner for example – and would organize my siblings and friends around the rules I designed. Read more>>

Roan Coughtry

I’ve been in the healing arts for over two decades now, starting with integrative energy work and later getting degrees in Psychology and Social Work. Over the last decade, I’ve woven together various elements of my life – sex ed, social justice organizing, spiritual practice, healing and liberation, and group facilitation – to do the sexual liberation work I’m doing today. Read more>>


I come from a musical family. My great grandma and aunts would alway have me perform or sing for them when I was little; most of them were musicians as well. One of my aunts was even a regular on James Brown Future Shock and got to tour with James Brown himself. Read more>>

Brittany Crowe

I started becoming interested in photography in September of last year and it has honestly been absolutely amazing! I started by helping a friend build up her photography business by taking some headshots of her. Read more>>

Felipe Cavalcanti

My family came from Brazil so my mother could study Architecture while my father was a gifted musician attempting to play in a symphony. Both parents practiced art and regularly exposed my sister and me to contemporary art. Read more>>

Ariel Dannielle

Ariel Dannielle (born August 2nd 1991) is an African American Contemporary Artist born and raised in Georgia. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from the University of West Georgia in 2016. Read more>>

Nathan Damen

Atltvhead started when many of my friends had recently left Atlanta. I started exploring communication and how to create fun interactions with strangers both on and offline. Seemingly spontaneous encounters can be disarming and allow for people to channel their inner play. Read more>>

Missy Kulik

I started making and reading zines when I was in high school, age 15 or so. I had many pen pals that I started writing to through the B-52’s fan club. It was called %2’s Pals, and everyone would write their address and a short bio about the bands they like, their favorite member of the B-52’s, and other interests. Read more>>

Tina Perez

My yoga journey started nearly 15 years ago. I was a fit, healthy 30-something runner. A tiny, young yoga teacher dared me to hold a plank for 1 minute, and I failed! My competitive nature compelled me to learn more about this mind/body/breath magical pathway to strength, stability, and endurance. Read more>>

Veronica Pennix

My name is Veronica Pennix and I am a photographer. In my adolescent years, I was always interested in discovering my ever-changing environment. My father served in the Air Force for twenty-four years so our family moved across the globe often. Read more>>

South Turk

Growing up I always knew I was meant to create stories in the visual medium and the only question was how to do it and stay true to my self while not starving in a pasture somewhere. I made little films in middle and high school and did a lot of writing in those years but knew there was something missing and set out to find it. Read more>>

Jimmy Poss

I’ve always liked antiques and architectural pieces since I was a teenager. I originally got interested in salvaging house parts around 30 years ago while renovating older Victorian homes in Athens. Read more>>

William D. Goren

I am a congenitally deaf attorney who functions entirely in the hearing world with hearing aids and lip reading. I also for unrelated reasons use voice dictation technology to access my computer. I have been involved with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), and related laws as an attorney since 1990. Read more>>

Buncie Hay Lanners

As a sixth generation Newton Countian, I have been in many ways a “home grown” business leader, having lived most of my life in the county. I was valedictorian of the 1979 Class of Newton County High School, where I served as Co-President of the Student Body, a Soprano in the chorus and in All-State Chorus, as well as a winner in Literary Meet competitions and a national winner in public speaking in the 4H Club. Read more>>

Morgan Terry

When I was 8 years old, I became interested in playing musical instruments from watching my brother at his violin rehearsals. I remember asking my mother if I could start taking lessons but I was totally indecisive about what I wanted to play. Read more>>

Latif Rashad

Wisdom was established 2014 in Atlanta, GA Wisdom represents me, my fashion sense and lifestyle, before we speak what we wear tells a story. I am a fan of street fashion, I admire how brands that serve as a lifestyle to their consumer. Read more>>

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