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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.

Calvin and Helen Miller

Calvin Miller is a proud Houstonian who grew up in South Park and Sunnyside neighborhoods who proudly graduated from Worthing High School in 2001. He is the Founder of 1Team1Fight Ministries. 1Team1Fight Ministries is entrusted with adopting poverty-stricken communities and providing resources to assist in reaching the youth and break generational deficiencies amongst families and individuals. He is a powerhouse intercessor/evangelist, serving in the community, homeless districts & prison ministry. He also authored a powerful accountability book name, A New S.T,A,R.T. This book invokes thought for change with taking these steps: Stop Making Excuses, Take Inventory, Activate Your Faith, Release Your Past So That You Can Receive Your Future & Trust God. Calvin is a proud US Navy Veteran who served with honor for 11 years. Helen Miller is a proud graduate of Worthing High School, class of 2000. She is the first generation in her immediate family to receive her Bachelor’s Degree and the first on her mother’s side to obtain her Master’s Degree. She prides herself with mentoring young women and girls into wholeness. Read more>>

Kalish Nesbitt

In the last six years, I’ve learned the importance of self-preservation and the ability to connect with and understand myself enough to continuously listen to that inner voice that guides us all towards our life’s purpose. It has been quite a journey! There has been no lack of adversity and I have seen my fair share of curveballs along the way. 2020 marks the last year of my twenties and my third year in entrepreneurship. If that wasn’t enough to keep me on my toes, I have also experienced relocating to a new city, losing my father, studying abroad, and traveling around the world. I have finally been able to move back to this lovely city of Houston, with a pit-stop of living with my mother for a season, and all of the above has completed what was like riding a non-stop rollercoaster. I believe that most people start businesses in order to take back the power of the trajectory of their success, solve problems for the greater good of their clients or customers, and hopefully have the ability to get back their time and freedom. Read more>>

Tid Klub

All started when I was about seven years old my brother gave me a Micheal Jackson cd with all his hits that also came with a video. I use to watch that thang everyday in Kansas City, Missouri where I was born and raised most of my childhood. Music kept me distracted from the real going on everyday in my neighborhood. Didn’t make my first song till I was 13 but ever since then I’ve been making my own music. Mixing and recording all by myself. I call it the Kanye affect. I like being hands-on with my music because I know exactly how it’s supposed to sound and what the people want to hear. I’ve been making music for a while now and it’s just starting to kick off for me, no looking back. One day you will see TIDKLUB merch everywhere, It’s a brand, a family, a lifestyle not a cult.  Read more>>

LeRenda Howard

My background is in the Mental Health field. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling. I worked in that field for almost 15 years. Even though Mental Health services are extremely needed, they’re not highly valued, especially in the State of Texas. So after working for about six years in my field, I reluctantly started looking for a second job. I went to Macy’s and was offered a position at the Clinique Counter in 2007. It was there that I discovered I had a whole new skill set. I fell in love with the beauty world and I’ve been doing makeup ever since. I worked in both professions until 2016, when I started doing makeup full-time. Read more>>

Emma Dadzie

Back in 2018, I traveled back home to Ghana, West Africa, after years of not having the time to visit due to being in school. So when I went back home, I purchased a few items in small bulk for my own personal use and realized I had way too much so I started giving some to friends who ended up loving the products and encouraged me to start selling. So I started selling on Facebook and sold out of everything within a week’s time. At that current time, my dad was in Ghana so I asked him to bring more items back to the US when he returned and from there, I’ve been selling ever since. Read more>>

Camecia Clark

When I was younger, I witnessed a lot of dysfunction from my distant family that my parents tried to keep us away sheltered from but being that they wanted us to know our family, somethings I witnessed firsthand. When we would go visit family or attend family functions, I witnessed my uncles abusing their girlfriends, family members abusing drugs and alcohol. Worst of all, my parents allowed family members to stay with us and they violated my parents trust. I had a female cousin who fondled me and a uncle who molested my sister. When my sister was molested, it open up pandora’s box and it was revealed that some many women on my mother’s side had encounter sexual molestation through family members but it was swept under the rug or dismissed because it was family and it should be keep in house never to be dealt with. This made me want to go to school for psychology to understand why my family was so messed up, but upon going to school, I discovered that so many black families encounter this behavior and that it wasn’t just exclusive to mine. Read more>>

Bianca Williams

After going through a horrible divorce. I decided to return to school. It was definitely a struggle being now a single mother with three small children. Upon completion of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program in Galveston, TX. I landed my first job in St. Louis Missouri. I had never been there, had no family there or any of that, but I prayed about it and decided what the heck! Just go. I knew that the job I had landed was only as needed, which meant I was not going to get a guarantee 40 hours a week. Still, in faith, I went. Things were crazy of course and life was definitely not easy, between work and trying to pay daycare and maintaining a household all on my own. It somehow, through God and a lotta prayer, got done. A few friends of mine had started making T-shirts as a side hustle. It looked pretty cool so I decided I wanted in. In Feb of 2019, I purchased everything I needed to make my first t-shirt. Oh gosh, it was bad and so ugly lol. After a few months of trying, I was forced to take a break as I had picked up four jobs. Yes, 4. Lol, my crazy tail self! I would take overnight call at two different hospitals at a time. Read more>>

Brenda Lugo

I was born creative and extra, I’m a Leo! As far back as I can remember I have had a passion for color and art. Even as a child, I drew, painted, and sketched. My childhood was dark and that’s a testimony of its own. Through it all, I chose to see life in color. The more colors and patterns, the better! Fast forward to my first job ever as a teen, I was a party hostess. I quickly developed a passion for decorating the party room with balloons and other details. I sprinkled confetti everywhere! I loved working with kids, and anyone who knew me knew that. Over the years, that led me to work at a private party venue for kids where I managed the facility and all aspects of booking, touring, managing vendors, and employees. It was there that my love for balloons and event decor really flourished into a dream of my own. I wanted to be an owner. In 2011, love leads me to Houston, I brought with me all my experience and my dream but was so intimidated by a large new city. I started doing events for, family, friends, and co-workers who knew of my hidden talents in my free time. I halted my pursuit of a business to start a family. Read more>>

Shenita Outland

The travel bug bit me during childhood. It all started domestically when I would take road trips every summer with my grandparents. Looking back, I really appreciate what they did for me which was broaden my eyes beyond my own, familiar environment. Then I took my 1st international trip at 17 and I was definitely ignited. I told myself I was going to finish college, start my career and start seeing more of the world and I did. People would ask me how did I like where I went, where did I stay, what did I do and I decided the most effective way to address everyone’s questions was to start blogging. Blogging slowly turned into me creating trip itineraries for people and eventually morphed into a full-fledge travel business. Read more>>

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