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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.

Kayla Fadojutimi

I started my lash career in December of 2018. It was not all peaches and cream, as I like to say. I initially thought the start of my business would be easy and that it would take off pretty quickly. I soon realized that not only was running a business one of the hardest things I would do but that I had to step up my game. There were so many critics in the beginning, and they’re still is, but that gives me the energy to fuel my business and get up and keep going each day. Read more>>

Jacob Calhoun and Ross LaBove

Ross and I came to work in a paralysis recovery center in the Dallas area around the same time (Ross started in 2012, and I got started in 2013). We both came from different backgrounds. Ross came from a background of personal training and managing gyms in and around the Dallas area. I came from working a short time in sports performance facilities, then into physical therapy clinics. Read more>>


I am a Designer/Stylist out of Houston, TX. I am the owner of the clothing line Mustard Seed Customs. As an adolescent, I played basketball at Hightower H.S and graduate from Huston Tillotson University. I taught in HISD a few years and loved it, but I had to stop because I felt it was time to pursue the dreams I’ve had all my life. I have always loved and had an eye for fashion. I would sit in my classrooms as a child, and in our free time. Read more>>

Malik Norris

I started designing once I had stopped playing tennis at Prairie View A&M University in 2016. It was really weird having that much time on my hands as being a student-athlete takes over everything while you’re in school. But since I was a kid, I always wanted to make clothes and make art even though I didn’t know how to draw. As I would always look outside my dad’s car window whenever we went somewhere, and he’d ask me, “what I saw?”. I would always tell him I see pictures or paintings. Read more>>


It was a morning in Dec.2014 when a friend (Aj Steward ) called me out of the blue at 5:30 in the morning, said he had an interview with Atlantic Records with some artist he had, at this time I wasn’t even in music I was working in the plants killing myself. Aj wanted me to fly to New York with him. I told him I would see where it went and wait on him to come back. After his return he didn’t get a deal. Read more>>

Kierra Jackson

I’ve always been into wearing weave and also wanted to have my own business. In college, I would always tell my friends that I wanted to have my own hair company, but did not think it would be possible. Between myself wearing weave a lot of the time and people asking where I would purchase my hair, I finally began the process to start my hair company in 2018. Read more>>

Tayah Gabriel

Upon Graduating High School, I planned to go to college as normal High school graduates aspire to. Things happened that prevented me from starting classes at the college I was accepted to. Of course, I was very disappointed and hurt because I was set on starting my life as a college student. Not being able to start college on time disappointed me as well as my parents. Read more>>

Travius Garrett

I started modeling was pretty cool and funny actually. So it was one day I was working as a lead intern at an Oil and Gas company, and so I was tasked with teaching other interns how to become a professional and learn technical skills as well along with their internship. So fast forward a bit, I was working with one and the interns, and he told me he was a photographer and showed me some of his work, and I liked it. 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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