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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.

Curtis Lovejoy

On November 11, 1986, around 8 am, it was raining and a car emerged onto the express way in front of me. I hit the breaks and the car hydroplaned. I slammed into the guard rail and blacked out. My car proceeded down the expressway as if i was driving but i was unconscious. Read more>>

Altuawn Nelson

I, Altuawn Nelson, is an author and life strategist. I was born in Atlanta, GA in a neighborhood called Oakland City. Raised in the poverty stricken, but family-oriented environment, at an early age, I developed a heart for people that were faced with tough challenges. Read more>>

Johnny Powell

Alabama Avenue began in the summer of 2005 in Lafayette, AL with Johnny Powell and his talented high school friends. He named the band after the main street through the courthouse square, blocks from their rehearsal space. Read more>>

Tammy Moore

For the past 17 years, I have served as a Mortgage Consultant, Sales Manager, and Senior Division President. This experience has given me an extensive knowledge of the entire lending process. Read more>>

Kristin Jordan

There is a lot of dysfunction, addiction, loss and upheaval in my background. As is often the case in chaotic families, there was abuse and neglect. There was also white privilege enough to mask a lot of the problems from those on the outside looking in. Read more>>

Pretrevis Ellison, Sherese Harris

In 2012, I (Pretrevis) inherited some my mother’s jewelry after her untimely death. The beaded jewelry in particular needed to be resized so that it would fit my wrist. I solicited the help of Sherese and we began to research jewelry making and began practicing making beaded bracelets. Read more>>

Celina Monique

A little about me, I am Celina Monique, a notable author, motivational speaker, compelling social worker and millennial entrepreneur. I was born and raised by a single mother in Augusta, GA. I am delighted to be the founder and CEO of Raising Our Queens (R.O.Q), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. R.O.Q. promotes women empowerment and assists young ladies through various mentorship programs, interventions and influential events. Read more>>

Ralph “rEN” Dillard

The subject matter of my work originates from the same place most artist creative endeavors bubble up from. In many of my pieces, I am led to wrestle with certain perceptions adopted in my past, but also a variety of ideas about the future. Read more>>

Ashley Holtzclaw

I was working full time at Candler Park Market as the assistant manager in the deli while also making desserts when I got pregnant. I had to figure out what to do because working in the food industry doesn’t pay enough to afford childcare and that’s when Robin Santos (the deli manager) and I were talking one day and tossed around the idea of me just making desserts full time and turning that into a business and using the market as my kitchen thus creating Ashley Sue’s Baked Goods. Read more>>

Moses Everett

I was introduced to graphic design while attending Savannah State University by accident. My major was marketing and although I had always had an interest in design and shown some talent, I never pursued it seriously. Read more>>

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