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Inspiring South Bay Stories

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 South Bay’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rebel 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.

Anthony Hickson

I’m an Australian who’s spent the past 6.5 years living in LA. I reside here with my wife, Kate (a fellow Aussie) and my three children India (5), Harry (3) and Mia (0), all of whom were born here. We live in Redondo Beach and are proud to call Los Angeles our home. I’ve worked in the creative industries for nearly 20-years, and I’m currently the Director of Imagination’s Immersive Studio – a conceptual design and immersive media production studio within Imagination. Read more>>

Dr. Joel Gould

Dr. Joel Gould has been practicing Dentistry since 1991 in both Vancouver Canada, and Los Angeles. His General and Cosmetic Dental Practices treat patients of all ages and offer a broad range of services. His articles focusing on organic preventive healthcare have been published in 52 countries around the world. He is the author of the bestselling book “The Perfect Smile”, and the upcoming new book “The Modern Epidemic”. Read more>>

Monk Eternal

I got started because I was in need of purpose and healing in my life. Up until my late 30s, I was lost and doing whatever I thought would fill the void in my life. Eventually, I became an alcoholic, along with some other things that didn’t serve my best interests. Today I’m self-employed as a meditation instructor, trainer, and inspirational speaker. I just finished my first book as well. Read more>>

LaShae Hawkins

I’m the Creator and Founder of Mom Talk Network which features three shows on YouTube (The Powder Room Show, Truth Corner and Booked Busy & Blessed). Mom Talk Network was birthed after the demise of my marriage. After dealing with infidelity, abuse of all types, money stolen (both accounts wiped out from my ex) and my ex-husband having a child in our marriage, I decided it was time for a change and filed for divorce. Read more>>

Sara Krish

In 2012, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Instead of succumbing to fear and hiding in pain, I called upon my courage to give voice to both myself and to other female survivors. Desiring connection and purposeful action, I founded the Cancer Warrior Foundation in 2015 with a mission of helping women with cancer find soul healing through conversation, togetherness, and tools. Read more>>

Hal Williams

I originally moved to LA from Atlanta for music-related endeavors. I was 1/2 of a production group in Odd Future named “The Jet Age Of Tomorrow”. I did that for a few years and eventually branched more into solo production and releases as “Pyramid Vritra” under which I’ve worked with and released music under LA-based labels like “Stones Throw”, “Alpha Pup” and currently “Blossom Records”. Read more>>

Jaclyn Yangyuen

I remember sitting in front of my parents’ stereo system for hours, rolling around the carpet singing along to Beyonce and Christina Aguilera. I was about five years old, and I loved singing more than anything. I joined my middle school’s choir in the 6th grade and auditioned for every solo possible. I never got picked to sing a solo, but I got the spirit award two years in a row for trying! Once I started taking voice lessons in high school. Read more>>

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