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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.

Ben Jackson

I’ve been doing stand up comedy since July 2011. It began as me trying to be a good friend to one of mines that had a desire to try but was nervous. I told her if she tried it, I would. I fell in love the moment I touched the stage. Read more>>

Monique Brownlow

My Catering and Events Company started in 2011 and offers Event Consultation, Event Staffing, Pre-Packaged Meals, Meal Plans, Lunch Delivery, In-home Cooking Classes and Private Catering and Chef Services. We are also a fully equipped mobile bartending. Read more>>

Brittany Cook

I remember reading this quote “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but life without a purpose.” So I was on a mission to find my purpose. I didn’t grow up in the best part of Houston (I’m from Sunnyside), so life was really what you made it. I remember at times being ashamed a lot and feeling like I never fit in. Read more>>

Amiee Cacolice

I started photographing in California with my father with an old Pentax 35mm. I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts focusing on Photography. Then I began managing photographers for over ten years. With my skill sets and talents, it gave me the opportunity to start my own business. Read more>>

Saidrian Lovings

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always dealt with anxiety. I’ve had days where I’d just sit in my room and just cry because I felt as if I didn’t deserve a lot of the things that came my way. All the negative things I’d tell myself, I would put that energy out and I could feel the energy shift. Read more>>

Vanessa Sanchez

I’ve always had a love and passion for making others feel good about themselves. I graduated cosmetology school in 2010 and since then have done almost everything there is in the beauty industry. It wasn’t until about 2015 that I truly found my niche. Read more>>

DeAndre Crayton

I rap, host events, co-host a radio, act (on occasions), model (want to get more into that), along with a list of other things. I was born and raised Ii Houston, Texas. Born on the southwest side of town but I lived all over the Southside of Houston. Read more>>

Mookie Lockett

I started “Even Me” because I wanted others, particularly LGBTQI individuals, to know that they are loved and accepted by God. The motto is “God loves everybody, Even Me.” Visibility is important in helping to shape public perception as well as how individuals identify and feel about themselves. Read more>>

Ronal Meza

I’m originally from Huejuquilla El Alto Jalisco in Mexico. My parents brought me the US when I was nine so that I could get an education and a better life. The shock of a new country, new language, and new friends really took a toll on me emotionally. Read more>>

Dustin Jimenez

Following high school, I went to culinary school to pursue my passion. After four years of working in a commercial kitchen for a corporate dining company, I decided to transfer to the Off shore division. I moved up & became a Chef off. Read more>>

Allison Denise

Broke, busted, and disgusted. It sounds cliché but that is exactly where I was when I decided to call out to God for more of Him. March of 2015 found me on bedrest fighting preeclampsia two months before my third child was due for delivery. Read more>>

Trinidad Gonzalez

2019 has been a great year. To watch this start as just an idea into what it is now is a blessing. I have a big support group from followers to friends and family. Done some awesome events with music artist, politicians, celebrities, Michelin stars chefs. Read more>>

Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant is an African American woman from Houston, TX. She is a radio personality, social media content manager, and actress. She partners with local artists, small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them build an audience, gain a broader social media presence and increase their digital footprint. Read more>>

Jaquia Abreu

I started GullyThoughts blog in March of 2018 as a creative outlet. I had a suicide attempt five months prior to that. I ended up in an outpatient program for three weeks in a mental hospital. I also just left my Corporate America job and was going through a divorce. Read more>>

Dev Desean

I actually started recording music at age 23. I’ve always loved music and been a fan of many different types of music as well but it wasn’t until friends of mine that did music pushed me to record for the first time & the rest is history. Read more>>

Nikita Freeman

I started baking at five years old with my grandmother. I remember how passionate she was when we baked, I opened my business in 2009 while working overseas it was previously named Miss B.s Cakery after my daughter who also at a young age was baking. Read more>>

Traneicia Dancy

In middle school, I have very bad acne and scars bad on my face but I was only wearing eyeshadow, lipgloss and mascara at the time. By the time I got to high school, my skin got worse, I tried everything even went to a dermatologist and they products burned my face so bad. Read more>>

Mirna Hernandez

I am 29 years old, I’m a mother of four beautiful boys, my motivation of this journey of becoming professional hairstylist l. I officially started on September 23, 2019 when I first got my very first mannequin doll, I was very excited although I wasn’t sure how’d I even start. Read more>>

Mike G.

Growing up as a kid, I’ve always felt like I’ve never had a voice. Living with my aunt in Virginia, I was introduced to Hip Hop. My older cousin would play various artist like Nas, Biggie, D.M.X. and Bone Thugs & Harmony; Inspired by their similar struggles, stories and achievements, I began rapping off and on as a hobby. Read more>>

Mary Cherry

In 2015, I hired an individual house cleaner for my home. She was wonderful. I became friends with our cleaner, and she mentioned needing a helper. I was a stay at home mom at that point, and my child was starting daycare. Working during the day, and being off nights and weekends seemed like the perfect fit for me. Read more>>

Swanye “Signature” Smith

I actually started in the business as an artist in the music industry. I was a rapper known as “AzIz,” (As is), without knowing a lot about the music industry, I was signed to a label that shall remain nameless, and for the length of the contract, which was four years, I was stuck to the label without the release of any music. 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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