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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.

Karina Anderson Chandler

Our mission was to promote academic achievement, servant leadership, and sisterhood through step and dance. We impacted over 1,200 students at 15 schools in Indianapolis, IN who participated in our enrichment programs. It was then that I realized I had the ability to truly make a difference in education for all. Read more>>

Sheena She

When you take the road less traveled, I don’t think it’s ever smooth. I have always been sort of the underdog and sometimes overlooked but that doesn’t bother me. It took me so long to have my own exhibit living in Newark for over a decade but am thankful that ArtFront Galleries read my proposal and trusted my work and myself. Read more>>


Studio two years before I started making beats cause my homie Antonio who also raps and produces gave me the software on my first and only computer just cause until I got to college and my friend also damn near cousin John started rapping and wanted to take it seriously. Read more>>

Lawrence Pratt

My dream has always been to be able to grab hold to the ideas in my head and create tangible products. So “DLP Collective” was formed to make room for people like me who simply want to experiment and create meaningful and meaningless art. Create and Destroy. Live and Learn. Read more>>

Owais Raza

Crushing it will be more than just a podcast. I will interview and compile advice from successful student founders around the world – from the Harvard’s to the Oxford’s of the world – and develop a movement that pushes the limits of student-driven change through entrepreneurship on college campuses globally. Read more>>

Shaughn Thomas

Education is a field I never thought I would be working in. I went to Xavier University of Louisiana for undergrad and majored in sales and marketing. I attended graduate school at Texas Southern University, where I received my MBA. After completing graduate school, I worked in corporate America for about two years. Read more>>

Ashton Washington

Football hasn’t always been the love of my life as I should say. For instance, my dad coached my younger brother’s little league football teams and due to my dad being the coach, I had to be at every game and any football related event. Yes, I hated every second of it and would “act up” the night before an event or game just so I could be in trouble and have to stay home. Read more>>

Rafiq Roopani

Hurricane Harvey gave me another opportunity to get back to start doing photography again. It was almost like I got a fresh start in my life. I came back in business a few months after Hurricane Harvey and started doing this full time. I have came along way and it wasn’t easy. Read more>>

Lola Isijola

I am a self-taught home baker who Started out baking as a hobby. Ever since I was a kid, I loved cooking and baking. My mum loved and still loves to cook so I guess I got the flare from her. Making cakes commercially; however, didn’t start until 2011, I was in Nigeria at the time and surprisingly, things picked up pretty quickly. Read more>>

Chanel Shorts

Chanel’s Closet is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides mentorship for school-aged young ladies during the fall and winter months of the academic school year. Students go through a curriculum crafted by myself that covers topics that all girls will face in high/middle school. Read more>>

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