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Inspiring Stories from South Boston

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 South Boston and surrounding areas below.

Ashley Peters

I have always considered doing wedding planning but I feel like a lot of girls grow up thinking of wedding planning as an option (Seriously, Jennifer Lopez made everyone want to be a wedding planner!). But I never put much thought into it until after my own wedding in 2015. Read more>>

Toni Migliore

Dating back to my childhood, I was always active in sports (and dance) and loved to hang out with my three brothers and their friends. They were also athletes and that would spend a lot of time in the weight room. I would try to keep up with them and work out anytime I could. It was then that I realized this was something I truly had a passion for. Read more>>

Tyler Dumais and Adam Souza

We have always been fascinated by photography. It was and continues to be a great creative outlet for us, and gives us the opportunity to work with amazing new people. We met each other in high school in 2007 and have been together ever since (now planning our own wedding in December 2018!). We both went on to UMass Boston to earn our Bachelor’s. Read more>>

Ashley Rorro

I had been making and experimenting with my own serums and toners for a while. When I moved back to the Lower Cape (where I was born and raised), I noticed that there weren’t many local skincare companies in the area and thats where the wheels started turning. Since I like to use as many local ingredients as possible, I set out to try and incorporate as many as I could. Read more>>

Minh Nguyen

I am a YouTuber who goes by the name of Doppoganga (pronounced as doppelganger). Everything had started when I had attended Anime Boston in 2008. Since then, I have learned a lot about the anime/arts community, and love the atmosphere. I had started to learn martial arts after I was inspired by several animes. Read more>>

Ruchita Dagli

I loved this city and everything about it,but I missed creating and making wedding dresses, so I decided to start working with Brides in the U.S. I now work with brides and their families all across the globe . All my bridal designs are custom made after an in-depth understanding of my clients culture, her personal style,bodyshape etc. My love for Indian clothing and my culture has got me where I am today. Read more>>

Marilva Wedge

The year is 2008 and a couple steps foot on their first yoga mats, borrowed from a friend, in a hot studio space in Easton, Massachusetts. They had no idea what to expect. They had only heard of this instructor named Richard who traveled the world teaching yoga and were told it was amazing. Well, they had heard correctly. Mike & Marilva walked out of the studio that day and truly fell in love the practice. Read more>>

Emma Ramadan

My co-owner Tom Roberge and I first met when Tom was working at the French Embassy’s bookstore in New York City, Albertine. I am a translator of French literature, and Tom read one of my translations and reached out to me. A few weeks later, I walked into Albertine, and the path to opening Riffraff was begun. We had both been working in the book industry and had both dreamed for a long time of opening a bookstore and bar. Read more>>

Marissa Daniels

After 6.5 years, I was burnt out from the retail aspect of my job and left in pursuit of something greater. I learned about permanent makeup years ago, but it wasn’t until I saw the art of microblading that it really clicked in my brain; this was something I wanted to do and knew I could excel at. It was less like a “click” and more like a bolt of lightning hit me. I felt like “this might be what I was born to do.” Read more>>

Sam Kane

The boring details are I graduated high school and was steered away from going to cosmetology school post-graduation. So, I was swayed to get to a four-year college because “I’ll have something to fall back on if I don’t want to do hair” I was pissed because I knew deep down I wanted to do hair but part of me was wondering if my extended family was right. So, I agreed to apply to one college. Read more>>

Emily Coulter

In 2014, I was waitressing at night and raising two small girls during the day. Out of the blue, the owner of the islands oldest flower shop called me and asked me if I wanted to buy her business. I didn’t hesitate. It was a big yes. I had never worked with flowers but she was a family friend and thought I had what it takes. Over the last four years, I have completely updated the aesthetic of this old island shop and have taken a few classes. I have taught myself so much and feel like it is something that has always been inside of me. Read more>>

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