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Inspiring Stories from Brookline, Brighton & Allston

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 Brookline, Brighton, Allston and surrounding areas below.

Jenny French

I drew representationally at 3 years old (according to mom) so I call that the start of my artistic journey. Through childhood I focused on drawing, interior design (strange as it sounds) playing music and writing. Read more>>

Daniela Femia

I started going to hair school 20yrs. Ago. I’m a 3rd generation hairstylist/owner in my big Italian family. Was trained by my oldest sibling down south in Tampa,Florida for 18months then was given my own station. I moved back to Boston in 2006 where I worked for 13yrs. Read more>>

Ashley Oliver Asquith

My path to my career all started when I graduated High School, and could not make up my mind if I wanted to go to school for business or for teaching. I loved both. I could see myself teaching, and as a business woman. After taking a year off to work, I ultimately went the business route and ended up completing my undergraduate and Graduate Degree at Lasell College. Read more>>

Amma Marfo

I worked on college campuses for about ten years (including Emmanuel College in downtown Boston), before I realized that I wanted to do more focused work. I had always really enjoyed learning and development with students, and at the same time was developing research interests in the areas of introversion and creativity. Read more>>

David Kinchen

When I first started shooting I didn’t really think of myself as a photographer, I just wanted to have pictures of the things happening around me. I would always see moments and funny things my friends would do and think that I wanted those moments to last forever. Read more>>

Sharrel Paul

My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was a kid, but I never did much with it until 2012 when I went through numerous surgeries after I was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. I was forced to let my body heal and so I picked up my hook and yarn while I was on the couch and started making scarves for family and friends. Read more>>

Katrina Majkut

I had always wanted to be an artist, but was encouraged to get a business degree from Babson College so I would have entrepreneurial skills as one. My degree detoured me to a brief career in finance and investments, but the pull of the art world was just too strong. Read more>>

Laurel Greenfield

I am originally from Atlanta, moved to Poughkeepsie, New York as a teenager, and moved to Boston in 2010 to go to school at BU. While my original intention was to enroll in the College of Fine Arts there, I opted to study Hospitality Administration instead and kept painting on my own on the floor of my various dorm rooms. Read more>>

Mickey West

Being raised with an artist family, I was an artist from the day I was born. However my photography career started when I turned 13. For my birthday, I was given a small Canon point and shoot. I loved the little guy. Read more>>

Jakara Tolbert

I was born in Boston, to artist parents. My mom was a graphic designer, and my dad studied music at Berklee. I was always encouraged to explore my identity through the arts, and as a shy but serious child, realized early on the subtle self-expression of fashion & clothing. Read more>>

Becca Cahan Brinton

I feel so fortunate to be doing the work that I do on a daily basis. Growing up I loved painting, crafting, and creating special cards for my family and friends for holidays and birthdays. Now, getting to design real greetings cards that can be found in big stores nationwide is a dream come true. Read more>>

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