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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.

Miguel Hernandez

I started to dj in 1995 but didn’t start djing professionally till 2001. Djing opened up many doors and meetin’ alot of unique people. Each event I dj is different. Like alot of DJs, I started playing at backyard parties. In 2011 I received The Peoples Choice Award via The Houston Press. Now being a parent I started to volunteer dj for my daughter’s school in Alief ISD. My dj volunteering didn’t go unnoticed and has recently landed me the 2021 Lynn Marie Johnson Media Arts Award via Art Spark Texas. Read more>>

Money Making Sace

I first started rapping my senior year of High School. I was no longer playing sports so I needed something that could keep me occupied. At first, it was just a thought, but I eventually realized I might have a talent in writing. It seems like it was such a long time ago, but it has only been five years. I still remember Mrs. Crockett telling me that I had a gift in writing, and I remember telling Marcus Sims and Tyriq Reddix that I was going to be a rapper; we were in forensic science class. I now own Loose Screw Mafia Records, and I haven’t looked back since. It’s crazy what can happen when you just take a risk. Read more>>

Tynece Thompson

For me, it started in New York, where I am originally from. After undergrad, I decided to move to Los Angeles, where I didn’t know anyone. I wanted to do this to figure out who I was as a person without the opinions of others and to take myself out of my comfort zone. LA is where I figured out who I was and what I wanted for myself, but I also knew that living in Los Angeles was not it for me, and that’s when Houston became my home. In Houston, I enhanced my career as an accountant, launched my blog, and shared my story to help other women prioritize self-love and care and learn about themselves the same way I did. My journey on finding myself inspired me to want to inspire other women through my blog and Instagram.  Read more>>

Dee Dee Bennett

I grew up all over Houston, but the Southwest side is home. The salon was a hobby for me every two weeks, I observed and was inspired by a hairstylist who kept my mother’s hair slayed. I even hustled in middle school, collecting ten and twenty dollars for braids. My crown became my most prized possession until my life took a turn when I was teased for having fine hair. Suffering from low Self-Esteem and insecurity issues, I never felt like I was beautiful enough. Though I’ve always smiled through the pain, I mastered hiding behind it. Because of it, I stopped doing hair for years until 2014. I met my spouse, who also had the same passion for hair, which motivated me to go back to my first love. Since then, I have grown from being a mobile hairstylist to taking clients in my home to moving into my own suite. I take pride in helping people through my hands and ensuring where true beauty begins, which is in the Heart. Read more>>

Travis Dixon

I began as a teen. I took a vocational trade in high school in culinary arts and received a certificate. From there, I attended Grambling University and began pursuing football under the leadership of Eddie Robinson while majoring in Hotel Restaurant with a degree in Food Production Management. While doing both, I wanted to see which one I’d excel further in. I went as far as I could with football. Even practicing for some NFL teams, but I never got picked up. So I decided that my profession would lie in culinary. Once I made that decision, I attend Delgado Community College, where I obtained an AS in culinary arts. From there, I went on to train in many kitchens around the New Orleans area. Some kitchens were under notable chefs like Chef Emeril, Chef Paul Prudhomme, Chef Patrick Duff, Chef Philip Callhan and Chef Leon West. Under these chefs, I learned food presentation, ice carving, food pairings, and many skills that I use today. 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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