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Inspiring Stories from Katy

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston 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 Houston’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 rising stars from Katy and surrounding areas below.

Noel Collier

I come from humble beginnings in Hempstead, TX. I was raised along with my two sisters by a single mother. True to being a middle child, I have the title of being the most “sassy”, but I call it being a go-getter. After excelling in academics and athletics all through school, I found myself pregnant at 16 years old. Not only was I pregnant but I was also very single. God placed a few really amazing people in my life during that time. Read more>>

LaMondra ‘DraMarkei’ Johnson

I’m a 21-year-old student from Dallas, Tx on the campus of Prairie View A&M University, currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication with a minor in Digital Media Arts. As a child, I’ve always had a bigger personality than my age. Being around people who genuinely enjoy having a good time influenced me to always want to be surrounded by those type of people. Read more>>

Justina Speights

I started my fitness journey in 2015 because I wanted to get in shape for a birthday trip. I had a lot of weight to lose, so I reached out to my supervisor at the time for help. With her being a a bodybuilder herself, she suggested I try a competitive bodybuilder’s regimen in order to achieve the results I was looking for. Read more>>

Aklee Johnson

While studying in graduate school I often find myself on my free time scrolling through social media, while doing that I found myself always seeing people looking for different services or businesses such as make up artists for a last minute “beat” or a cake artist to make a cake for an event or even a event planner. Read more>>

Shawnia Elder

I was primarily raised in Houston and my mother always taught us to love God and people. My parents welcomed many children into their homes throughout my childhood to care for and nurture them despite their family circumstances. I knew I wanted to one day impact children’s lives just as my mother had for so many years. Read more>>

Kiara Bratcher

I began to crochet at the age of ten. I loved crocheting. I used to get teased all the time but I didn’t care, I loved to do it. My hobby came to a standstill at age 17 due to me entering the United States Airforce. With me so focused on my career, I did not crochet for several years until I found out that I was pregnant with my first. I started to dabble back into my hobby and fell back in love with it. Read more>>

Terra Fontenot-Beard and Kamisha LaTrey

Terra and Kamisha, two biological sisters, one day decided to take their passion of making an international difference and change to the world by founding a company and building a brand that would allow them to collaborate together, which they now call “Sisters Doing More.” Their childhood to womanhood was not spent under the same roof but their connection emotionally and professionally is comparable to twins. Read more>>

Nakia Roberson

Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be in the helping profession. Therefore, after graduating with my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, I worked for the Harris County Guardianship Program (HCGP). This program is designed to help adults who no longer have the ability to care for themselves and they need a guardian to guide and protect them. Read more>>

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