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Inspiring Stories from Mattapan

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 Mattapan and surrounding areas below.

Althea Blackford

In 2005, I produced a fashion-based show to the Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) called Style It Up. Also, working as a freelance model coordinator/ choreographer, I would always work under someone and produce their events, and people would like my work ethic and ask me, “Why don’t you do your own [fashion] show?” Read more>>

Andrea Crawford

Setting up parties at family events was always a fun hobby for me. I love to decorate and put things together. While helping my best friend plan my God daughter’s party, she had asked me to put together a candy table for her with the theme being Rapunzel and I loved helping her with the theme. Read more>>

Kate McCrea

McCrea’s Candies was born from the recession. We took the setback of a lay-off and turned it into the possibility of creating something new. Making caramel started out being a fun way to keep our spirits up but quickly became the opportunity we’d been looking for. Read more>>

Jud Horner

The perfectlyfree® brand is committed to creating delicious “Big 8 Allergy-Friendly™” foods for everyone who desires a fuller, happier, healthier, free-from lifestyle. Our journey as a company dedicated to developing allergy-friendly foods for the more than 15 million Americans who suffer from food allergies was a bit more circuitous than that of some other companies in the category. Read more>>

Andrew Simpson

I am originally from St. Mary, Jamaica. Growing up, we were extremely poor, and I, being the eldest of four children, definitely had an enormous amount of responsibility in taking care of my younger siblings. Read more>>

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