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Inspiring Stories from Southern 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 Southern Atlanta’s rising stars below.

B. Octavious Sims

Greg Griggs and I started out by sitting out by the pool, discussing skits and plays. We decided to write and cast a stage play. We did that and at the time, we couldn’t afford a venue so my pastor Rev. Leon Williams decided to turn the pulpit at the church into a stage. Read more>>

M.C. Walker

Growing up as a kid, I was immensely drawn to the art of storytelling and writing. So much so that I would write mini books in school and in my diary. I was an introvert growing up or quiet nerd. I used to write love letters for my friends in school.  Read more>>

Sandra Meyer

I’ve always been a creative. I was painting and drawing at a very young age. I also played the oboe and got my college degree in Music Performance and played with orchestras and did studio work in Los Angeles. Fast forward, we moved to Nashville. Read more>>

Toni Kendrick

CAO Elite was established 16 years ago when women and young girls that look like me were not prominent figures in the all-star cheerleading industry. With a lot of faith, some amazing families from a recreational program, and a seed from our beloved Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation – CAO Elite was birthed. Read more>>

Paxton (Pat) Mayes

I was born at Grady Memorial Hospital in the city of downtown Atlanta. I started rapping at the young age of 16, with a best friend of mines that was a popular Dj know as Dj Threat. We started doing shows and going on the road. The vibe was so awesome from the crowd when I blessed the mic. Read more>>

Charlotte Terry

Back during my high school years, I definitely struggled with very low self-esteem and inner confidence. I always sought validation and valued other individuals’ opinions over mine. There were so many opportunities I missed out on simply because I felt like I wasn’t good enough and I was afraid. Read more>>

Tiffany Reneè

Tiffany Reneè, The Brand is a world of love, commitment, understanding, and honesty. It is built to bridge the gap between the mind, the body, and soul. It is to feed us mentally, emotionally, physically, and above all spiritually. It is a brand with different entities within it that all work towards. Read more>>

Elvis Frison

I found myself in love with t-shirts, hoodies and etc that had messages and I began to come up with design ideas and have them put on shirts. People would always ask me, “Where did you find that shirt?’ and I say I came up with the design/slogan and had it made. Read more>>

Christopher Jenkins

I started my talk show/media company See The ViZion TV back in 2015 and See The ViZion Apparel shortly after in 2016. I started See The ViZion because I was tired of the constant barrage of negativity in our local news and even many national news outlets as well. Read more>>

Crystal Brumadge

I have been creative and had a huge appreciation for African and Black culture. For a long time doing hair on the side was my hustle and very lucrative as natural hair became more popular. Bonding with my clients through achieving beautiful protective styles was rewarding until it was not. Read more>>

Shade’ Cannie

I was always interested in real estate. I enrolled in college during the recession and people told me I was crazy to think about getting into such a risky field like real estate. Initially, my goal was to sell one home during my lifetime. Fast forward to post-graduation. Read more>>

Candace Pittman

I started modeling from a bet I lost three, almost four years ago now. Anyone that knows me knows that I love to eat, and my manager was trying to convince me to submit for Hooters calendar and I kept saying no. So he outsmarted me. He knew I liked to make bets. Read more>>

Lamar ‘Lundi’ Harvey

At an early age, I developed a passion for the arts and an affection for free-hand drawing. I used my favorite superheroes as my muse while utilizing my skill to sketch anything that captured my attention. Eventually, my affection and appreciation for the arts would also lead to a passion for music. Read more>>

Ashley Means

I began to have an interest in makeup when I was 13 years old. My mom sold Mary Kay growing up and she would have these “Beauty tip” classes monthly for her customers. I would always help her with her in classes and in the midst of helping I learned and began to master some things on my own. Read more>>

Teixeira Fontanez

To be very honest with you, in my heart, I feel that this is something my spirit has been preparing me for my whole life. As far back as I can remember, the women in my family have always practiced Brujeria. We come from a bloodline of Bruja’s & other beings. Read more>>

Diamond M.

I started braiding around the age of 11. As a child, I was always intrigued by the technique. When I would get my hair braided, I would close my eyes and envision the patterns of how my hair would be gripped. Read more>>

Brazil Hill

My name is Shekenda Hill, known as Brazil Hill. A female HipHop/RnB artist from Mobile, AL. I grew up wanting to be a star. I played basketball most of my younger years up until I found music. Read more>>

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