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Inspiring Stories from South San Diego

The heart of our mission at the SD Voyager 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 San Diego’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 inspiring stories from South San Diego below.

Kayse Slaughter

I joined the military right out of high school for many reasons, one of those reasons was the fact that I didn’t necessarily know what I wanted to do with my life or what career I wanted. Fast forward ten years later, and as I’m transitioning out of the military I feel like I finally have an idea of what makes me feel fulfilled. Read more>>

April Laster

It started with a journey to providing just basic resources to marginalized communities and evolved into a Mental Health and wellness center. After realizing most circumstances have a root cause that hardly ever gets dealt with I positioned myself to become that bridge for the GAP. Read more>>

Denisse Jacobo

I’ve always loved food since I can remember, I get very excited! I mean you need to eat to live right? but I’ve always associated food with being happy and connecting with others, exploring new flavors whether they are comfortable, exotic or just straight up weird, I’ve always been curious and just been adventurous when trying out new things. Read more>>

One I Red

Mike Costello (bass and keys) and long time friend, school mate and bandmate Ian Parker (drums) got together to start a new project. We had known Fonso Payumo (guitar) from the local music scene. The year was 2009 and the three of us were jamming and creating songs together. Read more>>

Chris Springer

Music was always a part of my life even as a young kid. My parents listened to the music of the Palladium back in the 50’s and 60’s when Mambo was king. My early inspirations were the big Palladium three: Tito Rodriguez, Machito Orchestra, and the Tito Puente Orchestra. The greatest dance bands in the world at the time. Read more>>

Robyn Thomas

In October of 2016 after completing my degree in Early Childhood Education, I officially relocated from Little Rock, Arkansas to San Diego with my husband who was enrolled in the US Navy at the time. A good friend of mine that I met once I moved out here saw some of the braid work I had done on myself as well as family and friends. Read more>>

Teanna Woods Okojie

Art has always played a significant role in my life. I started photography at the age of 15, taking my first photography course in high school as a sophomore. That was the first time I was exposed to all the elements of photography. It was a traditional black-and-white darkroom course. Read more>>

Dany Ramirez

My story begins with my parents Eduviges Garcia and Francisco Ramirez migrating from Guadalajara, Mexico to Los Angeles, California to give me and my siblings the best living opportunity possible. At an early age, our parents stressed classical instruments on us which weren’t “cool” at the time. Read more>>

Krysta Hughes and Patricia Nieves

Comadre Crafts was created from a friendship of over ten years. We are Krysta and Patricia, proud Mexican-Americans, first-generation SDSU Alum, and we are chingonas*. We share a passion for different art forms that include everything from handmade textiles to laser cut woodwork. Read more>>

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