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Inspiring Stories from Stafford

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 Stafford and surrounding areas below.

Frederick Foy

I am a Houston, Texas native born into a musical family. My mother went into labor with me while playing the organ in church one December Sunday morning. Read more>>

Shearrhea Fletcher

I started as a Child Advocate volunteer with Child Advocate, Inc., in 2012. Prior to becoming a Child Advocate, I volunteered with The Department of Family and Protective Service for many years in other roles such as teaching parenting classes, answering calls on the crisis hotline, monitoring mothers and babies after being released from the hospital in the home, reading stories to abused babies at Hermann Hospital, and being a room mother at The Covenant House. Read more>>

Samuel Leger

Having to spend the majority of my time sitting pews quietly, my imagination found all the open pasture it could desire to roam free. Drawing contest would often arise between myself and the other bored boys to see who could draw the best ninja turtle. Although, art was something of a gift that my mother passed to four of her five children. We all would assist her in making floral arrangements the she created with varying sized pottery vases and synthetic silk flowers. Yeah, she was breaking child labor laws but we had bills to pay. Read more>>

Rivka Fishman

I’ve been a teacher for over 18 years. Meeting the social and emotional needs of my students has always been a top priority for me. Over the years, I developed a bully-proofing workshop/ training program based on Izzy Kalman’s bullies2buddies program that I tweaked and adapted. After teaching and using these techniques successfully for several years, my five year old daughter got a new kid in her class who made her life miserable. Read more>>

William Cumby

I grew up in west Houston and attended Stratford High School. From there I matriculated through Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Ok. Upon graduation I struggled to find a career. After being let go from a job, God led me to a passion that is purposeful. Currently, I am the Youth Pastor at The Fountain of Praise. Read more>>

Anthony Garcia

Last year around the month of June, I really turned my life a complete 360. – I started getting involved in the CHH (Christian Hip-Pop) community, simply just recording in my room with a microphone my parent’s bought me with a lot of love. Read more>>

Tiy Jones

I started my journey when I found out I had Uterine Fibroids in 2013. I have always had dilating cramps since I could remember since starting my cycle at age 12, but never knew why I was in so much pain. One day at home during that time of the month I was in so much pain I fell to the floor and could not get up or walk. Read more>>

Isabel Cuenca

I began art making as a child with my mother. She constantly had projects going on at home- painting figurines or wood and making it a key or belt holder. We were making picture frames out of plaster of paris and painting them. She made jewelry, bandana hats, and wind charms. Read more>>

Donald Stutson II

I started coaching when I was living in Stillwater, Oklahoma at CrossFit Stillwater. A job opportunity opened up for me to come to Houston. When I got to Houston, I resumed my coaching and eventually was taken under the wing of Shondria Williamson, the owner of CrossFit Graffiti. Read more>>

Jonathan Conner

As an undergrad, I initially enrolled for music production. I attended a video workshop on campus, and the next day I spent my savings on my first camera. I didn’t buy a camera to get rich quick, I was fascinated by the workshop and the creativity of the videos presented. Read more>>

Marixa Andrade

Photography was a great coincidence in my life. I started in 2004, when my uncle gave me a small point-and-shoot-film camera, which I used to experiment with natural landscapes. Since I lived in Colorado, I was very inspired by my surroundings. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Timothy Cour-Palais

    February 23, 2018 at 1:58 am

    You should definitely check out Twisted Catfish. They are a food truck that has succeeded and expanding. Best Catfish in Houston

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