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 South Loop’s rising stars below.
We started Neverbeenkissedbyk in December 2020. I was going to school virtually and my mom came up with the idea to start a small lipgloss business to promote confidence within kids and also to teach me responsibilities such as marketing and accounting techniques. We started with 4 glosses and a few bath bombs and have since expanded to glosses, balms, scrubs, bath bombs and Jewlery. Read more>>
I started Strut With J’nee at the start of 2018. I was dealing with the aftermath of a couple of rough years wearing down on me, mentally and physically. I asked myself, “What makes me happy?” And the answer was simple, DANCE! I had lost that fire that dance always seemed to bring out of me. So I put all of my energy into creating an atmosphere for women to be their best selves, in a judgment-free zone. My classes are all about empowering, uplifting, and celebrating everything that is a woman. No matter the color, size, or dance ability, everyone is welcomed! Over the years, SWJ has blossomed into something special. My business has expanded to where I am now teaching beginners and advance classes. And we are currently working on adding a third. I have my own team of dancers that I book for performances with local artist and businesses. We have had the opportunity to work with artist such as Kelsey Nicole, SKG, Paul Wall and many more. Read more>>
I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and raised in Franklin, Louisiana. At the age of 13, I was adopted and moved to Houston, Texas, on the southwest side of town, also known as S.W.A.T. I have one beautiful daughter, three beautiful stepdaughters, a wonderful boyfriend and a human dog name Baank. I grew up in & out of foster care with my three brothers from the ages of two till I was 13 years old. Growing up without my mother and father and not much love and support has taught me a lot. One thing for sure is how to truly love. I knew if I could love and give back to others, I would prosper. After graduating high school, I knew I wanted to work in the medical field because I had a passion for helping people. With hard work and dedication, I pursued and earned my Certified Nurses Assistant License, my Medical Assistant License and my Medication Administration License. Read more>>
To begin with, I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Austin, Texas. I’m naturally a dominant and aggressive woman… I never liked anyone giving me orders or telling me what to do; therefore, I opened my own business. My first job was in an office and I witnessed a lot of interesting correspondence being communicated via inbound and outbound. At this company, I was responsible for creating and generating various emails to our staff, vendors and clients. Also, I was the voice of the company. Within this task, I was sometimes perceived as having an unprofessional “voice tone” and attitude; however, this was an inaccurate assumption. I felt that some people unjustly put me in the angry “Black woman” trope category because I have a southern accent. As a result, I began speaking less and typing more. I learned that it’s very important to keep a paper trail as evidence to support your statement(s) in the event that you come encounter a breach or misunderstanding. Read more>>
Pray and meditation, along with spiritual alignment and enlightenment, got me to where I am today. As a child, I always thought I was a scientist who could design things to heal us (the human race). As I got older, I decided to walk in my purpose as a healer. I prayed and asked God for guidance. He assigned me the task of healing the body inside and out. So from that birth, Shanay 2 day; Shanay2day was created with the specific task of showing others how to heal by using holistic healing remedies and methods. Shanay2day offers many things for the body, mind, and soul, which include bath soaks for relaxation, detoxing, and to give you relief; Chakra Crystal Bath Soaks, which are essential oils, herbs & spices, flowers along with Epsom salt for you to pray, meditate and manifest the desires of your heart according to the targeted Chakra. Read more>>