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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.

Eleni Vidalis

A weekly, bilingual program airing “live” on Mondays from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM on the Boston Neighborhood Network, BNNLive on Channel 9 or 15 in the City of Boston and a section of Brookline. The program is also aired in Chelmsford on Saturdays on Channel 8 at 6 PM, in Watertown on Tuesdays at 3 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 PM on Channel 9 and in Lynn, Swampscott and Salem on Tuesdays at 6 PM. Read more>>

Jhennipher Cambraia

Well, I’ve known that I wanted to be a fashion designer since I was 7 years old. I still have my sketchbooks filled with collections I drew way back then. Fashion design has always been a constant in my life so when In high school my art teacher, Joanne McKenna, convinced me to take night classes at Massart so I can develop a portfolio. Read more>>

Jordan Tolbert

I grew up in a music family (dad and aunt were Berklee alumni and traveling musicians). I’ve been singing since I came out the womb, but didn’t start rapping until I was 16. I immediately got into producing once I realized that other producers don’t send beats to new artists and have been making beats ever since. Read more>>

Emily Gallardo

I started off as an art director in advertising. In 2003 I started GallardoWorks — a multidisciplinary art studio. Initially, I handmade greeting cards to sell to shops and boutiques. I evolved into designing invitations and doing calligraphy and lettering. Read more>>

Caleb Hensinger

I got started as a street performer when I got out of college and found myself looking for more work. With more time on the streets it became clear that to have a show that people could watch for hours was the goal and that providing such a show made everyone happier. Read more>>

Sendy Vaughn Suazo

One of her skills growing up was to document the experience of individuals through multimedia projects. She studied video production and documentary training while in middle school. Through a fellowship program with the Reebok Foundation and campaign in Human Rights, at the age of 13, she traveled to Russia to receive an International Film and Video award for her film Stop the Violence and Teen Pregnancy. vignettes). Read more>>

Atiba Frazer-Nichols

So I originally started my transition into the Real Estate business as a crew chief at a moving company. I had been working manual labor for about four years and making decent money when I realized that moving furniture and driving commercial trucks wasn’t going to cut it, especially for my knees! I spoke with Broker / Owner Robert Nichols of Boston Trust Realty Group and became an intern while still working the moving gig. Read more>>

Irene McSweeney

I was seven years old when a 100 year flood occurred in my home town in Allegany, New York. The town had ~6000 residents, so we knew almost everyone by face. The town was divided when all of the bridges that connected the town were damaged or removed by the flood waters. Read more>>

Stephan Austin

How it all started for me was one day at my normal day job, I started to think about what was next for me. I wanted something more meaningful attached to my name, that would impact the world. I’ve always had a creative mind, Since i was a little kid. I had a passion for fashion, mixing different outfits with sneakers and boots. Read more>>

Stephanie Weil

I’ve always been interested in photography. Ever since 5th grade all I did was walk around with a camera, observing the world through my lens. It wasn’t until high school where I had the opportunity to go to A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Best, Florida, where I majored in digital media. Read more>>

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