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South Loop’s Rising Stars

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.

Nicole Taylor

Despite me being beaten, broken and raped, I am still here. I had to look in the mirror and say, “Okay, now what?” I had to come to a place where I chose myself and my kids. I had to break the chains and not create a generational curse for my children. The concept of VOW was born through this pain. Domestic violence is a silent killer that haunts families. Often, instances of domestic violence are not exposed until it is too late. Statistics show that one out of three women will be victims of physical or emotional abuse. Read more>>

Zenjaia (ZJ) McFarland

ZenFul Eats Catering was established in 2016. I remember being at my corporate job desk longing to do something I’m more passionate about. I’ve been cooking and learning different techniques since I was 11 and it’s always been my escape/happy place. I’ve especially always enjoyed bringing loved ones together to cook dishes they enjoyed, even throughout college for my friends since we were all away from home. Read more>>

Morganne Nikole

Although I have received formal training in various types of writing, I cling to short form poetry the most because poetry teaches me to trust in the voice beneath my conscious thinking. It challenges me to let go of my ego and open myself to my true thoughts. I kept this same freedom to self-publish my first book “write”- a compilation of poetry, released on my 25th birthday in 2016. Read more>>


I’ve been involved with music for a very long time. I had an early admiration for classical music that eventually developed into a love for all music. In my teen years, I played in a punk band and experimented with producing electronic music on my laptop. Once I was about 20, I started to shift more towards producing hip-hop instrumentals. This is around the time, me and some friends formed a group called EightBracket. Read more>>

Morgan Jones

As well as photography I have many other passions. I like to think of myself as an artistic Jack Of All Trades. My second love is dance! I’ve been dancing since early childhood, but it only got more serious once I moved to Texas. I guess you could say my love for dance has always been motivated by great Texas teams such as The Cowboys Cheerleaders, The Rockets Power Dancers, and for sure the Houston Texans Cheerleaders. Read more>>

Brittany Pierre

I found myself in a very dark spot. Depression, anxiety, and an attempt at suicide drove me to pursue my true passion: film and photography. In 2017, I was gifted a camera and started small. I gave out free shoots, discounted photo shoots, and moved to creating films. I am now in the process of writing, producing, and filming my first feature-length film. Read more>>

Nia Bradford

My grandmother was the best photographer I knew. I admired her vast collection of photo albums. Old pictures of my mom, and older brother that I used to take out of their place holder and make jokes about them to my family. It was fun. So I devised this plan to start “Spittnimages Photography.” I started out shooting baby showers, family events, and my most prominent one to date— live music shows. Read more>>

Lorna Jackson

Being that there are so many people dealing with more than just breast cancer, we decided to extend our services to All Ribbons. We also provide the platform for those who are willing to Share their with others who may be “going through” a health “storm.” In June, we have our “A Man & His Ribbon” Luncheon, where we provide the platform for men to share their stories. Read more>>

Jarvis Francis

My journey in photography started in 2008. I was at the time enlisted in the United States Army, and I had this little Nikon point and shoot. I submitted some images to a local media outlet, and they published them. From there, I bought this massive DSLR that I didn’t even know how to use. So, I rolled in a few classes to actually learn the science and art of photography. Read more>>

Marvin Jackson

I’m a full-time photographer here in Houston. My photography company, Jackd Photography (JackdPEG), was launched on the campus of Prairie View A&M University in the Fall semester of 2009. Since then, I have grown from just an event & graduation portrait photographer, and have become an established photographer in many other genres as well. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Talia

    May 10, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Lady B.G. is the hottest karaoke dj in the city!!! Book her for the greatest karaoke experience!!!

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