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Inspiring Stories from South LA

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 LA’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 South LA’s rising stars below.

Kar Lee Young

Crenshaw Yoga studio was created by KarLee Young. KarLee saw a need for yoga in the local community and decided to create a unique space where the community can gather to practice yoga and dance. KarLee is a retired nurse who graduated in England as a registered nurse and midwife. Read More>>


Well back in 1990 when I first started collecting Tattoos it was something that my friends and I were looking to get. We were all young teenage kids trying to hook each other up with home made guns we would rig up home made machines using disassembled walk-man’s the Tape player casset kind. Read More>>

Michelle Allaire

My journey began at the age of 19 when I was hired as a hostess at a JW Marriott. At 23 I moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Los Angeles, California. I have held an array of jobs over the years but most often in or related to the food service industry. Read More>>

Diana Pinto

South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (South Central LAMP) is 501(c) (3) organization founded by eight congregations of Catholic women religious, who canvassed South Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 riots to see how they could support the devastated neighborhood as it struggled to rebuild. Read More>>

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