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Inspiring Stories from Fenway, Symphony & Jamaica Plain

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 Fenway, Symphony, Jamaica Plain and surrounding areas below.

Brenna Matthews

I’ve spent a lifetime running myself into the ground. Chasing an elusive end result that never felt satisfying or complete. This pattern was true in my time as an elite athlete playing Division 1 college soccer, and as a young woman trying to fit a certain beauty expectation. Read more>

Mary Leger

Founding Boston Women’s Market was my response to the confusion, hurt, and rage I felt over the hateful rhetoric that featured in and since the 2016 Presidential Election. I was new to Boston, fresh out of undergrad, and looking for a way to process those feelings with the people around me. Read more>>

Tanja Cesh

MULXIPLY (pronounced “multiply”) is an ethical accessories brand. Our studio and operations are based in Portland, Maine. Our artisan teams are based in Kathmandu, Nepal where most of our production occurs. Here is the short story of how that came to be. Read more>>

Perry Bailes

Perry came from a military family. His dad was a 27 year veteran and retired back to their hometown in Georgia. Perry followed in the footsteps of his father and went into the military. Learning essential skills like discipline, leadership and patience. Read more>>

Kerry Hawkins

I am fine art photographer. I attended the Art Institute of Boston, majoring in graphic design. I have always been interested in Photography. I became serious about photography in my second year of college and I have been photographing ever since. It is my way of expressing myself creatively. Read more>>

Christian Restrepo

I grew up playing in my grandmother’s sewing room back in Texas, she was a tailor and seamstress for Medieval Times, unknowingly that kind of exposer laid out the foundation for me to explore the creative process. I ended up studying architecture and did that for two years. Read more>>

Daisy St. Sauveur

I’ve been drawing, painting, and coloring for as long as I can remember. My mom is a graphic designer, so from day one I’ve been fascinated with art- so much that I couldn’t focus on any other subject at school. No matter what class, I would be doodling on the back of my homework and not paying attention to whatever was on the board. Read more>>

Leroy Powell

I got into cutting and styling hair at art school where I initially intended to become an illustrator; and I’ve always paralleled the two. I still work with clients to help them tell their story or advertise their product, but at the salon, the product we’re advertising is my client’s personality. Read more>>

Kimberly Blundell

When you are younger, people always ask you what you want to be when you grow up. I didn’t know what I wanted to be but I was sure that I wanted to be doing something that made me happy. With that, came a second question; what makes me happy? Read more>>

Zoë Knight

I began singing before I could speak, and I’ve been a musician ever since. Growing up in very rural and impoverished Northern New York State, I learned to be entertained by my own devices. I first studied piano, then drums and percussion, then classical voice, and I taught myself to play the bass & guitar. After Mom left when I was 10, home with Dad became an unsafe place for me to be. Read more>>

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