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Inspiring Stories from Sugar Land

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 Sugar Land and surrounding areas below.

Wesly Walker

Honestly, my journey started back while I was a student at Grambling State University. While a member of the “World Famed” GSU Marching Band in 2004, I was honored to play a private event on campus as a soloist. After that event, I knew I would continue to play beyond college in some form or fashion. Fast forward a few years and I relocate to Dallas, TX to attend graduate school. After completing a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology through SMU, I got the itch to perform and create again. I got my first break in Dallas when a local legendary guitarist called “AJ” invited me to bring my horn to an intimate jazz club called TePheJez. From there, I bounced around sitting in with different artists which included gospel group More Than Conquers w/BK Douglas, Smooth Jazz band Ascension, and the Funk/Reggae/Ska band Effinays. Read more>>

Ebony Rogers

As a woman that was building up her spiritual life, newly married in a pandemic, and figuring out life, I had a lot of things I wanted to share. I needed an outlet so I decided to put my thoughts and experiences in the form of a blog in June 2020. That is when I welcomed everyone to Ebony Deshae. I didn’t have a plan or anything. I worked on my site for 2 days then popped up on Instagram, like SUPRISE Y’ALL! Honestly, the best decision I ever made because if I would’ve sat on my vision then I wouldn’t be here now. Since launching my blog, I have received brand campaigns, launched a prayer journal along with Ratchet & Righteous drinkware, and I am now working on more products to bring to my community. I hope women see me and know that just like me, they can do it. Read more>>

Chelsie Esek

Chelsie Esek graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with her Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a board-certified Speech-Language Pathologist primarily working in Acute care settings. She adapted the love and ambition to become a medical SLP and strives to address the needs of her community. Chelsie is the founder of #BlackSLPMagic Conference is to connect with the needs of Black professionals, students and individuals with communication disorders and differences. #BlackSLPMagic continues to bring social media advocacy for Black professionals as well as Black individuals we serve. BlackSLPMagic continues to bring social media advocacy for Black professionals as well as Black individuals we serve. #BlackSLPMagic recognizes the continuous fight with standing against racism, discrimination, intolerance, health disparities, and injustice that continue to plague Black communities and our field. Read more>>

Bryan Rawlins

It just all started with my mom and her pushing me to grow my relationship with God and always having me in football. As I got older I learned that God didn’t have me play football from 4 years old through college to be the best football player I could be but for me to learn His key core concepts in life and to pass along. I always knew I wanted to be a Head Football Coach and when I was 25 years old I was able to accomplish that. As I grew in the coaching world I realized how few solid youth coaches there are in the world today, so with the support from God, my mom, stepmom, dad, graphic designer, and brothers I created Twelve Complete Fitness. Read more>>

Lauryn Harris

Music has been apart of my life since I was a little girl. Growing up, I was in voice lessons, church choir, school choir, and that pretty much anything that led me to singing. My parents always play a lot of R&B and neo soul music around me and those genres were the driving force of my sound today. I always knew that I was going to be an artist no matter what I just wasn’t sure how I was going to get there. In 2017 is when I started to write and create my own music. From there is where everything started to unfold. Read more>>

Tori Roberts

In short, I am a real estate agent here in Houston servicing the city and its surrounding areas. My interest in all things real estate began with my own personal real estate needs and has since grown into so much more! I’ll admit that I was hesitant to put myself out there to help others in such a saturated space and especially with my husband’s super public career; but my knowledge of the market, creativity, and genuine love for people and real estate has afforded me some awesome clients and a great brokerage. Above all, I’m just thankful to be able to help people achieve some of their biggest life goals. Whether it’s an apartment lease, first time home buyer or a serial investor; I meet people where they are and we figure it out together. No deal is the same and I love the excitement of it all. Read more>>

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