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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.

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 www.thelifeofLSB.com 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>>

Lia Bass

I am known to my peers in the fashion world as “Slim.” I was born & raised in Springfield, MA. Currently residing in Boston, for the past four/five years, on & off. I grew up in a family of athletes. My entire family played basketball or football. My father was a huge basketball star back in his day. He was the first to ever put a ball in my hand, & that helped us build a very strong bond between one another. He & my mother also had a thing for shopping, we lived in the mall, & I’ll never forget my first piece of clothing I fell in love with, was a Baby Phat Sherling. I wish I knew it was a classic back then, haha. Read more>>

Joshua Jackson

Becoming an artist was more or less a road that I never really saw coming. When I was younger… maybe like nine years old, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d say “a Mechanic.” I loved cars; I was amazed by their designs and their speed. It wasn’t until my cousins introduced me to a video game that shifted what I was passionate about. “Music Maker” was the title, and it essentially let you create full compositions using premade loops. Read more>>

Chanel Cowan-Cummings and Ariana Mulrain

Founded May 2016, Top Notch of Boston serves as Boston’s newest E-commerce website marketing, promoting, and selling for all of local Boston’s Designers and Creatives. We also provide trendy afford clothing geared toward women that can also be found on the website. In addition to styling individuals for various occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and more. TNB all started with two Fashion Merchandising graduates from Newbury College, Chanel Cowan-Cummings (CEO) and Ariana Mulrain (COO), teaming up to create this unique venue for local talent to display and sell their work. Read more>>

Noah Foley

Ever since a young age, I’ve been into art, especially comic-style illustrations. Around 2006 (first grade), I made my first “best” friend who had an impact on my love for comics and creating my own little world. Still friends with him today, I can thank him for what he has done for me. If it hadn’t been for him, I probably would not be pursuing my passion as a career choice. I thrive to be great and eventually would love to have a huge impact on the streetwear/abstract art scene. Read more>>

Julia Mejia

Early on in life, I experienced educational and economic inequity which profoundly affected my worldview and shaped who I am today. I was raised by a single mother who was undocumented for most of my childhood. My mother migrated from the Dominican Republic with a 5th-grade level education but despite her immigration status worked three jobs to provide a better life for us. We frequented food pantries, dodged ICE and despite her struggles, she made ends meet always and managed to navigate a system which was not designed for parents like her. Read more>>

Alex Walsh

I became very interested in real estate in my early 20s, in the midst of the 2005 boom. At the time, I was a floor installer and had no idea how home buying worked, but a good friend of mine had just started a real estate career and educated me. I bought my first house that year. By the time, the market crashed in 2008, I owned a few investment properties and managed a family investment property. I could sense that investing was going to become risky, so I had to figure out a way to hedge the incoming economic challenges. Read more>>

Marz Cordero

I am a Rapper/Recording artist from Brockton, MA. Thanks to the Influence of Nelly & Ludacris, I started writing my music at the early age of 11. The ability to create music runs in my dad’s side of the family as both he And my sister have made a good career for themselves as bachata and merengue singers. Read more>>

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