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Mid-Wilshire Inspiration

The heart of our mission at VoyageLA 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 Mid-Wilshire’s (and K-Town, WeHo, Mid-City) 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 the area’s rising stars below.

Kimberly Lewis

I always thought I knew who I was and what I wanted. As I get older I realize I never had a clue, truly. I grew up in the church, a preacher’s kid, and kind of became burnt out on church very early on. I spent my childhood in a perpetual state of loneliness and rejection. I never could really figure out what it was that I was purposed to do. Read more>>

Adrienne Diaz

I knew I wanted to dive deeper into my Ayurvedic studies. Little did I know, that a decline in my health later that year would drive me right to the doors of Ayurvedic Medicine. Today I offer services rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga that helped me, and I help you to rekindle the positive relationship with yourself through plant-based food, sustainability, and wildly loving adventure. Read more>>

Beatriz Lugtu

I found my passion in the arts, at four years old, when my Mom gave me a box of Crayola Crayons. I started drawing circles on the walls. I tried hiding my pieces with furniture, but of course that never worked. Creating helped keep myself entertained since my Dad was strict on me going out and playing with other kids. Read more>>

Sally Chun and Soyoung Seo

We are Sally and Soyoung, sisters and founders of The Selected. Our shop began with our young, perennial love for vintage apparel. We began thrifting and selling clothes online at the age of 13. We used this knowledge and passion to brand a company that would repurpose pre-worn clothing into a more timeless and modern wardrobe. Read more>>

Pilar Wiley

I have a degree in Visual Art, but I didn’t start making ceramics until later in life, when being on a computer all day as a video editor was starting to drive me crazy. Getting my hands into clay restored the balance. It was like a nutrient I had been missing. Read more>>

Viktoriya Mincheva

Creating art was something that I enjoyed doing since I was a little girl. Art gave me confidence in my abilities and freedom to express my feelings and ideas. This freedom to create from my imagination was very captivating and inspire me to become the person that I am today. Read more>>

Curt Stahl

Before I joined the company, I was selling industrial real estate. From that, I gained the tools to understand contracts and the art of negotiating but I never found a passion for it. Then I met Ray Thompson, who had started Images by Lighting in 1982. At the time the company was Images Event Production. Read more>>

Karen Golden

After earning my MA in Communication Research from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, I realized that I was not on the right path concerning my future. I didn’t want to study communication, I wanted to communicate! I returned to my hometown of Flint, Michigan and secured a 15-minute spot on a daily radio talk show. Read more>>

Roxy Morrison

I’m an actor based in Los Angeles, amongst other things. I started performing when I was about 10, my first role was Peter Pan in a school play with one line hehe. I’ve been training and acting ever since. I’ve trained at Piven Theater, the Peter Frisch Studio, San Francisco State University, UCLA, and Ruskin Theater. Read more>>

Lydia Hooker

I fell in love with film at an early age. Growing up in the Bible belt, my parents were fairly conservative so movie nights generally consisted of films made before 1960. Everything from The Glass Key to It Happened One Night—I’ve seen it and likely rated it in my film journal. Besides watching films, I also frequently recruited my younger brothers to make movies with me. Read more>>

Sacaar Williams

I AM A STORYTELLER. Having this revelation at such a young age was invigorating. And it is through that same vigor that I have dedicated my life to telling stories. I am a filmmaker. I am a photographer. I am a music producer. I am an artist. But above all, I AM A STORYTELLER. Read more>>

Christian Frazier

How I got started in music through my family. Both my parents were musicians singers and songwriters. So I grew up in a musical household. As a kid, I would go to the studio with my parents and watch the whole process of how they created music. Just being around watching the creative process opened my eyes to a whole new world. Read more>>

Isaac Taylor

I started off in the industry from being a security guard onset and special events (Emmys, Oscars, movie premiers, award shows, etc.) to my first production job on Judge Judy. I had no experience in TV, but I paid attention to my surroundings. I went from a production assistant to an Associate Producer in three months. My first producing job was on the Judge Joe Brown show. Read more>>

Justin Hanassab

I was fortunate enough to find my passion at a very young age. No one in my family was a lawyer, but even as a child, I found great satisfaction in advocating for those who could not advocate for themselves. For a while, I followed the status quo – I worked hard in law school, passed the bar exam, landed a great job working at a prestigious international law firm and was earning a handsome salary. Read more>>

Jason Berger

Once I got to California I’ve made some really good friends especially my two classmates I’ve which I known since day one. At this point I’m just really working on other interest gathering the necessary information since being in Los Angeles really does give you so many options. Read more>>

Sara Frost

My approach to food is rooted in connecting people to each other and to new flavors and fresh ingredients through her love for cooking. 18 months, 33 dinners and over a hundred guests later, ‘Spooning With Sara’ has become a vibrant (and yummy) community for young professionals and artists in Los Angeles. Read more>>

Samantha Watzek

For me, the arts serve a way to reach all individuals through something we universally can relate to – human emotion and experience. Theatre is a way to connect to the divinity beyond and within me. It serves a way to connect to source. Theatre, photography, and creative direction have become my professional creative outlets. Read more>>

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