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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.

Jennifer Godwin

I have always loved the idea of being my own boss. Also, I’m always up to date with beauty and fashion trends and what goes in that industry, so of course, it was ideal to start Jenny Luxe Hair. I’m learning new things every day like good marketing and promotional strategies. Overall just getting my brand out there. It’s not where I want it to be yet but I won’t have it any other way. Read more>>

Dahlia McCutchen

I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur. So, when becoming an Author, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Mother, and Survivalist it felt like a dream, I was born in Philadelphia, PA., in the heart of the ghetto, right there in south Philly. I struggled with low self-esteem, starting at a very early age and it continued into my adult years. Read more>>

Angela Ugboaja

Since I was a little girl, I always enjoyed dressing up and going the extra mile at school, especially for picture day. At such a young age, I did not think to pursue fashion until I was much older. At that time, I was dressing up and putting outfits together as a hobby. I enjoyed shopping and watching “What Not To Wear” on Oxygen with host Stacey London. Read more>>

Ron Echols and Cheryl Piccio

Chit Chat Houston, is a new, half-hour trending topics and entertainment program and is the first Asian produced and all Asian Hosted show on the English Channel in Houston. The show was recently awarded a Telly Award for television entertainment. The daytime show is carried on KUBE57 and broadcast across popular TV service providers such as Comcast. Read more>>

Wasay Usmani

As a young child, I was always around music, from listening to Linkin Park to Soulja Boy, T-Pain, and Lil Wayne. When I first heard Prom Queen by Lil Wayne, I was really fascinated by that song because I had never heard a rapper use hard rock beats before, which was a mix of both of my favorite types of music. Read more>>

Ter’ria Howard

From a very young age, I realized my love photography. It wasn’t until my sophomore year in high school when I got my first camera that I decided to take it seriously. The first photos taken were just of my family and peers from school. I later went on to shooting full photo shoots. I’ve always been interested in what people will feel when they see a photo. Read more>>

B. Alicia Johnson

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Chemistry degree with the hope of becoming… a chemist. I can’t even tell you why today, but that’s just what I wanted to do. I like being in a lab figuring out solutions to problems. Well… I did just that. Right after school, I landed a job at an Austin based chem lab and worked there only for a few months when I realized that I needed to do more with my life. Read more>>

Roscoe Hillis

When life put me in a difficult situation, that made me start my “Adult life” at the very young age of 13, it seemed nearly impossible for me to look at myself living past the age of 25 years.I was born in Mata moros Tamaulipas, Mexico and later brought to Houston, Texas at the age of six. My sister and I were raised by a single mother who gave us all she could through her hard work and dedication. Read more>>


As far as rap, I was introduced early on to artists like Andre 3000, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Eminem & more. I l took inspiration from R&B as well from artists like Sade, Musiq Soulchild, Marvin Gaye & more. I feel like my inspiration being diverse influenced my style of music to be diverse as well & just something new in comparison to what you’ve heard before. Read more>>

Kris Kehe

I have always been an artist. I’ve used drawing, sculpting, photography, and painting as my way of expression. I gained the basics of what it means to be an artist through working on my talents and skills. In College, I attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois. In 2006, I graduated with a Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Design. Read more>>

Tiara Matthews

My story began when I was a teenager. I struggled with really accepting myself and did not feel as though anyone really loved me for me. Fighting all the time to get the approval of everyone or to feel as though someone actually loved me; I allowed myself to be manipulated by men that would come into my life and would find myself in repeated abusive or toxic relationships from the age of 16 until the age of 26. Read more>> 

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