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Dorchester’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at the BostonVoyager 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 the Boston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars from Dorchester and surrounding areas below.

Harry Scales and Armani Reed

Our business is an open ended point of creation & collaboration. It is our intention to express whatever ideas we come up with on our own, as well as, whatever ideas we come up with in collaboration with artists of all mediums, whether it be clothing, different events, or different projects. As long as the work we’re doing ties back into the pillars of the brand (love, courage & consciousness), we feel we’ll be on track with the company’s goal. Read more>>

Stephanie Crawford

I never let go of my passion for youth so I was simultaneously holding youth discussion groups to provide safe spaces for youth to ask questions about life that they couldn’t ask their parents and teachers. We then hosted our first women’s conference and put the women and youth in the same room for one night. It was an amazing faith-based event that touched many lives. Read more>>

Joanna Edwards

My whole life has been in the human services field serving underprivileged or underserved populations of some capacity. I’ve always had a desire to empower people to tap into areas of their lives that they may not have acknowledged. Owning a real-estate brokerage with my husband and having the ability to influence others through homeownership heightened my desire to help others in a more significant way, through philanthropy. Read more>>

Karriem Cherry

I followed the real estate course. I got a property under contract, listed it on YouTube found a buyer within two weeks and made a whopping $10,000 on my first deal. I did give $2k back to the buyer as credit, I didn’t want to be greedy on first deal. So, I walked away with $8,000 on first deal done in less than 45 days from start to finish. From that day forward I knew I didn’t want to do anything else but be involved with real estate as an investor. Read more>>

Perry Newman

I began my professional career as a lawyer but made the switch to non-profit leadership and management when I was appointed by then-Governor Angus S. King, Jr. to head up a new public-private partnership in the state of Maine. Our work involved supporting entrepreneurs in their efforts to develop new export markets, which in turn meant not only understanding the businesses of our clients, but also important aspects of international and cross-cultural communication. Read more>>

Laren Taylor

I’m the Brand Ambassador for the Word Changes, I started a non-profit called Boston’s Got Voices and I recently traveled to Puerto Rico with some classmates to help out after the devastation of the hurricane. We helped rebuild some houses with some students from a school in Puerto Rico similar to BAA. I was sponsored on the trip by Harry Connick Jr. Read more>>

Jamie Palmer

Finding my voice was definitely a challenge as well. There are so many different gurus and coaches out there telling you what to do and how to find success but ultimately the path to success is within you. You have to determine which strategy, which path and how you will get to where you want to be. You definitely want to have guidance and feedback along the way but it’s your journey you have to own it. Read more>>

Pharess Marie

My goal overall is to show others that we can create our own avenues for success and fulfillment. I hope to be an inspiration and guide to my Little One (soon to make a much anticipated debut next month!!) and to young creatives, particularly my sistas here in Boston and beyond. Read more>>

K-Sean Burell and Niki Blackford

Mas n’ Motion was founded on June 5, 2018. We were brainstorming ways to escape a 9-5 and to do something that we’re passionate about. Mas n’ Motion was started with the goal of promoting love, collaboration, and optimism. We believe that carnival brings people together in celebration and we wanted to capture the feeling of carnival and spread it. Things really kicked off after Boston Caribbean Fashion Week. We were able to connect with so many amazing and talented people. Since then, many amazing opportunities have started to come our way. Read more>>

Lousillia (Lucii) Bailey

Having been born with a creative background within my family, doing art from when I was young into adulthood, I ventured first into setting up my own photo shoots; taking care of design, styling, overall creative imagery and visual directing. I began Freelance modeling in 2014/2015 which led me to a few passions such as working as a creative director, doing music curation part time, being a food, art, and travel blogger (see for more), and most importantly my love for film photography which I continue to this day under MoreWorkComingSoon. I still do my own personal shoots to continuously build my portfolio as well as create content in the other areas mentioned above. Read more>>

Chrystian Dennis

I honestly feel I will be all over the place trying to capture my life in a few paragraphs. The word ‘Started’ even has a clipping sensation to me because when does one really know where it all started? Most times, I think I found the answer or the day I manifested my dreams, but it was never solely just me who brought my visions and goals to life. Half the time, it was a blessing and synchronicity when my life took a turn and began in a direction I had no idea where it would lead me. I was going through a troubling and demanding time my college years, from expectations of my track coaches to the emotional roller coaster of my father’s incarceration. Read more>>

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