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Midtown’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 Midtowns’s rising stars below.

Sourabh Jha

Since 2017, I have worked closely with homeless shelters to understand the problems faced by the individuals facing homelessness and the caseworkers assisting them. I have also worked with strategic institutes like Center for Civic innovation to develop long-term tech solutions to help the individuals facing homelessness. Read more>>

Kristin Golden

I became the Marketing and Administrative Director of the firm. I am responsible for the development and oversight of the Law Firm’s website, the creation of the firm’s social media presence, the design, and production of informational videos and the negotiation of billboard advertisement contracts. Read more>>

Hannah-Rose Broom

Acting has been a major theme in my life beginning at age ten. I attend conservatory acting programs in both high school and college. Acting offered me the space for healthy self-expression and provided me with the skills to develop a strong sense of emotional awareness. In college, I discovered my practice and passion for yoga. Read more>>

Tara Youngblood and Paige Taylor

Based on our own experiences, we noticed a disconnect between the creative millennials within our community. In Atlanta, there are so many people hustling and striving to be their best version, we wanted to create an environment that would lend a helping hand for millennials to share their stories. Read more>>

Anissa Blair

You know I believe that God places people in your life for a season, reason or a lifetime. And as much as I despised my job; I met a person who became instrumental in helping me find my source of fulfillment and that’s when I picked up the book that I wrote over 16 years ago and decided regardless of what obstacles were going to be placed in my path. Read more>>

Edgar-Keiron Robinson and Samuel McCrary

The Focus Campaign was created on a couch while “soul searching” for our purpose in life. We wanted to change ourselves in addition to changing our community. After years of dialogue about life, the food we eat, the state of racial relations, poverty, politics and the key to happiness it created a need to share our thoughts, views and ultimately awaken our community. Read more>>

Khalil Walthour

I started my brand straight out of high school in the year of 2016. I always wanted to do more than just be apart of the fashion game, I wanted to change the game. I was working a 9- 5 job at boost mobile when I decided that I wanted to do more and impact our culture with more creative styles and designs. Read more>>


It’s always tricky answering the “Where you are from” question for me because I’m from so many places. I was born in New York to Liberian-Immigrants but grew up in GA for most of my life. So, we’ll just go with Liberian cause that’s what I identify with the most. My African Culture. Music is where it all starts for me. Read more>>

Lauryn Lawrence

Dance is a very important part of my life. Outside of the discipline that it provides, it, along with other Art forms connects all cultures to the fabric of our society. Dance increases the understanding of diversity and the values of all people. Dance is my Passion. Dance is my life….. Read more>>


I am not a big fan of “bios” cuz I ain’t even thirty yet. I’m from Chicago, though, went to Howard University on an academic scholarship. Dropped out. Met Pacman ADV a.k.a. Ron Shaw, producer of a few two9 breakout hits including “.45” by Key! and “Face It” by Curtis Williams. We immediately clicked and started creating at a crazy rate. Shit went left and I had to go back to Chicago. Read more>>

Noble Dwarika

I worked as a Stock Broker for about a year before moving on to a job in Logistics. I hated both of them over time. I would work my regular 9-5 shifts and spend 6-12 working on my music and my brand “Noble Expressions” (a fashion, dance and home decor business). I have always been creative. Read more>>

Brittany Williams-McNair

Soap crafting began for me in 2016 as a form of self-therapy. During that time, I was in a very toxic relationship, unhappy with my job, and most notably, unhappy with myself and where I was in my life. I was drinking and smoking excessively, partying every night, and finding just about every reason not to be at home where it felt like all the pain lived. Read more>>

Noah Washington

I started to write more and even got an opportunity to conduct interviews. I was even lucky enough to get the chance to interview the cast of NBC’s “New Amsterdam” for the “SCADCONNECTOR”, our school paper. I have also taken up photography. I have been blessed to work with amazing people like up and coming boxer, Sixto Suazo. It has been a long journey since my month in the hospital, but it is not over yet. Read more>>

Brittani Dennis

I launched Slay ALL Day Cosmetics, because I was irritated with the beauty industry. I could not find the exact colors I wanted, so I decided to create my own. I have always been a fan of makeup, but not to transform my beauty but to enhance it. I am a simple girl who believes a pop of color on the lips will give you enough confidence to SLAY ALL DAY! Read more>>

Lacey Lee

A year after graduating, I was blessed to get a full-time position at the same station I interned at, making me their youngest full-time employee! I am a field producer/assignment editor at Channel 2 Action News and I almost gave up but God told me to just wait and he showed up right on time. Read more>>

Gabrielle Hickmon

RXY started when I was in college because my friends and I didn’t see where the conversations we were having and things we were experiencing existed on the internet – something that by then we can come to use almost constantly. My book was born from both a dare and personal need to heal. Read more>>

Nakib Khandaker

I started my career in consulting, traveling weekly too so many amazing places. From there, I started climbing the corporate ladder, even starting some businesses along the way. I know I’m such a millennial! Along the way, I’m grateful for all the relationships I’ve built and mentors that helped develop me. Read more>>


My yoga journey started back when I lived in Maryland and I was living the party boy lifestyle doing a little too much of everything I didn’t need to. Just a really trash lifestyle. One day, I woke up and couldn’t breathe. I and my lady at the time went to the ER, and while sitting there I remembered, damn, I don’t even have insurance. Read more>>

Jason Zeng

Besides acting, I have got my foot into the door of experiential marketing. Working with various marketing agencies, I have represented many brands on the field at many different events and it can be fun! In this field, there are many actors and it is one of a great way to network with other people! Read more>>

Jelisa Varnado

Pretty Polished Hair began as my passion project, it was one of those things that were on my “to do” bucket list because while I am not a cosmetologist I have had a passion for hair since working for a prominent beauty school in the Chicago area where I am originally from. Read more>>

Dineeda Hollie

I have grown my social media following and also now I have repeat customers. I altered somethings about my business by adding etched glasses and customized tumblers. I am also investing in starting custom T-shirts and hats to match or sell separately. I see endless opportunities, so with my fire, determination, and drive, I will be building an empire. Read more>>

Lauren Hopper

Here’s one thing people don’t understand, even if it isn’t your dream job, take it, because it could lead you to your dream. I learned skills acquired from my boss and co-workers that allowed me to expand personally and professionally. It’s okay to work a nine to five, but never give up on your daydream. Read more>>

Jordan Moore

In life, everything is truly a matter of perspective. No matter what, things happen and sometimes, it seems like the world is going to end; but then, tomorrow comes. When life happens, it is just that life. How we perceive it makes it good or bad. I believe the universe works for us and never against us. Read more>>

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