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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.

Kat Hall

Reggae music became my fuel when my brother introduced me to it when we would drive down the beach in Saint Augustine, Florida. My big sis got on stage with a reggae band when she was 16, and I was 13. Seeing her sing inspired me to get on stage to sing back-up vocals with her. Read more>>

Christopher V. Temblador

I developed an entrepreneur spirit at a young age. In high school, I started promoting myself as a DJ at the age of 13 and went professional at 21 performing in LA night clubs and most of the universities in the Bay Area. At 26, I finished college, moved back home, and all I wanted to do was work and serve in my community of South LA. Read more>>

Samuel Lin

With a wide range of experiences and knowledge given to me at ArtCenter, I was able to incorporate my ideas within my art. It was difficult to find what I was passionate about, but I later realized that my heart belonged in entertainment arts. I was inspired to focus on games and films, studying the characters, backgrounds, and concepts in various styles. Read more>>

Chinecherem Eze

LA BOSS was born out of a burning desire to create a positive mark in the beauty and hair industry. Owning and operating a beauty supply, Adaora Beauty Supply & Salon for over four years and selling other brands definitely helped me because I kind of got feedbacks from real customers. Read more>>

Jessaca Rowe

I was inspired to look into the opportunity of entrepreneurship. I began researching and studying everything I could find about this subject, and in 2017, my book A New Level Mindset was born! I talk about my journey as an aspiring entrepreneur and how I stepped out of fear into greatness. Read more>>

Dustin Ferguson

As a life long fan of the Horror genre, in 2007, I started directing my own short films. One year later, I was hired to edit “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor” and I broke into the industry. I directed my first feature film in 2010 titled “Terror at Black Tree Forest,” and today I am in pre-production on my 70th feature film titled “Los Angeles Shark Attack!” Read more>>

Starr Greenfield

I’m motivated to increase myself in service thanks to my Lord Jesus Christ and My Mother. God motivates me because he’s been my father figure, a true role model within my life. He’s guided me through trials and triumphs and taught me so many lessons I wouldn’t have grasped without his presence. Read more>>

Annie Inigue

I started in elementary around 3rd grade… My teacher would do a lot of fun artistic projects in class. She noticed my artistic skills and signed me up for a non-drugs contest at the local sheriff’s department. I won 2nd place. After 3rd grade, I didn’t really draw so much. I would just doodle on the side of all my school work. Read more>>

Vanessa Punche

I didn’t choose this business, this business chose me. On 4/12/18 when two African American men were arrested at a Starbucks in PA, I knew that I could no longer support Starbucks because they do not support people who look like me. I told myself, “we need our own.” Read more>>

Alex Yoon, Ray Ricafort, and Kyle Dineen

We’ve learned how to better adapt to change. Over the years, we’ve experimented with manifesting the Eayikes mission in multiple ways. With Eayikes being powered by people with varying volunteer commitment levels, the journey has had its twists and turns. Read more>>

Jessica Faltinsky

I truly believe that growing out your natural nails will become more popular and trendy as people start to realize these health and economic benefits, and I have inspired some of my followers to begin growing out their natural nails already. I want to provide people with tips, tools, and products that I found useful in my nail journey. Read more>>

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