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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.

Charles Payne

My story starts with me being a kid from the southside of Chicago looking for an escape. I was lucky to have both of my parents, Charles and Cassandra. Not to mention my brilliant siblings Payton, Shannon and Joshua. When I was younger. Read more>>

Chris Johnson

I have practiced yoga and meditation for over a decade, and while working as a classroom teacher, I often integrated meditation with my students. However, I wanted to dive deeper and understand energy work and healing at a deeper level, and so in 2018, I completed a yearlong 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, and from 2018-2019. Read more>>

Vladimir Noel

I believe my earliest memory of “art” took place at my grandma’s house in Queens, NY. She has these old drawings my father made in every room of the house, the one of Martin Luther King specifically comes to mind. Honestly, behind all the schooling, mentors, and demos, my father taught me how to draw before anyone. Read more>>

Chef Three

I’ve always been into cooking I use to just do it for myself and my family. Growing my father and I use to watch Chef Emiril that’s my father’s favorite chef. Around January I was looking for another a job and I went to an interview and saw a picture I can’t remember exactly what it is said but it was a picture of a man with a Ferrari. Read more>>

Khadijah Badji

The year of 2016 was the year I decided to quit my full-time job to become a full-time freelance artist. I quit my full-time job with the intention of relying on my artistry to become my main source of income. Unfortunately, the plans that I had and the plans God had for me weren’t exactly in synced. Read more>>

Thai Lee

THAheadline, for me, is something that developed after being in a place of discomfort. A place of not feeling valued, being underpaid, or not paid at all. It took me being in that place and having sit-downs with people who didn’t mind giving sound advice or giving me that push I needed to get me to where I am today. Read more>>

Alysia Caldwell

Before there was “Alysia & Co.”, there was “A Peace of Mind LA”, a PR and Concierge company. This company was created after I started helping a friend out with her business venture; she wanted to be a TV personality and I knew that I had the skill sets to help her get there. Read more>>

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