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Inspiring Stories from Roxbury

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 Roxbury and surrounding areas below.

Jameel Johnson

I’ve always been into arts growing up, whether it was music, painting, writing, dancing, designing, cooking, etc. I just like to create. I didn’t know I’d be wanting to pursue music as a child, but I always wanted to do something in the entertainment world. When I was a teen, I started getting into writing, but never really took it anywhere, nor did I have the resources to bring my music to life. Read more>>

Jacqueline San Jose

4 years ago I would never imagine that I would be the person I am today. All my life I’ve been very involved in the arts; whether it was painting with my grandma, performing with my high schools marching band, singing at an open mic, or just sketching in my sketchbook, I loved indulging in the creative world. Read more>>

Robin Moreau

I am originally from Belgium, but I’ve lived internationally my entire life. I grew up in Thailand, Mexico, the United States, and China. Along the way, I managed to learn to speak English, French, and Spanish fluently. Read more>>

Bing Broderick

Haley House began in 1966 when Kathe and John McKenna reached out and gave shelter in their apartment to men who were struggling on the streets of the South End. Read more>>

Kemi Omisore

Afrobeat Fit was initially an idea scribbled in a notebook of goals/ visions from 2013 by Founder, Sweat Coach and Choreographer, Kemi Omisore but finally came into fruition in 2016. Read more>>

Tasha Marie

My eighth grade AP English teacher once told me “you’re an awesome writer so don’t be cheap with your words. Tell your story.” I guess that’s always kind of stuck with me. I’ve always loved to write poems and short stories. Read more>>

Emily White

I grew up in rural Virginia and I started taking photos when I was 14. I had always been artistic, even from a very young age. Read more>>

Marsha Parrilla

I’m a Taíno and Afro Caribbean woman and dance theater artist. In 2007, inspired by a lifetime of dealing with discriminatory issues, and my love and passion for movement- I founded the dance theater company Danza Orgánica (DO) with a focus on social justice oriented performance and practice. Read more>>

Summer D’Amato

I grew up living next to a Prespetarian church, where I was baptized as a baby in Fairfield, Connecticut. Religion was very important to both of my parents growing up. During high school, I still considered myself to be a “Christian”. Read more>>

Brody Walsh

I grew up in Long Island, New York where I developed a love for music and writing and formed my first band. It was a metal-core band in which I could yell about problems I probably didn’t actually have. Read more>>

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