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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.

Candyce Fabre

I started drawing at around the ages of four and five years old. As a child, I really enjoyed creating art and I noticed that I was pretty good at it; however I did not share with very many people that I could draw. Read more>>

Michelle Johnson

Soapy Faith, started a bit unconventional. It was founded by my two older sisters Krystal, and Brittney. Krystal is my biological sister, and Brittney is actually her (and my) sister-in-law, Krystal was formerly married to Brittney’s brother. Read more>>


A 6-week summer class evolved into a hobby and eventually into a business … I never had any interest in pottery, but look how that turned out! “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill. Read more>>

Charles Carter

My community got together and started this nonprofit in order to help eradicate the gang violence that plagues our community.The members of our nonprofit are ex-gang members that we all were apart of Hoover Crip gang a notorious gang that covered miles south and north of Hoover street. Read more>>

Jahlani McCrumby-Holloway

When we are not all together. That is how I started out. I followed my friends to the chapter meeting at my school because I was vaguely interested in social justice. The more meetings I went to the more involved I wanted to become. One meeting a student told us about the larger meetings that take place for all the students and people in students deserve come together to strategize and organize as one unit. Read more>>

Brittney Calhoun

Growing up, i was fortunate to have a grandmother who was all things fabulous. She taught me to sew at a very young age. I remember making outfits for my cats out of my church socks with the ruffles around the ankles and getting in trouble because those were my good socks. Read more>>

Jen Sosa

I am born and raised in NYC and moved in LA 4 years ago. I went to College for Graphic Design and while I took a few Photography classes as a part of my major, I had decided it wasn’t for me. 2 years into my first job as a graphic design assistant, I got laid off and applied to go to grad school once again for Graphic design. Read more>>

Claudius Ansah

My interest in Film and Music stems from my childhood. Music was always present in my household; my father had a vast collection of records that ranged from Reggae to Disco to Hiplife that he played regularly. I grew accustomed to these sounds being present around me which turned me into a music enthusiast. Read more>>

Tanesha Welch

I completed college at Cal. State Dominguez Hills with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services. I went on for about 7 years to obtain positions as Alcohol and Drug Counselor turned Program Director, Adjunct Professor in the Non-Profit Drug Medi-Cal/Alcohol and Drug Counseling industry. Read more>>

Julie Harbour

I began Stylish Paradox almost 2 years ago, when my youngest daughter was completing her last year in college. After spending much of my life engulfed in the of raising of children; with prayer and the support of my sister friends, I stepped into my passion and purpose. Read more>>

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