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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.

Shukura Davis

So I started in Dallas, Texas. I’m a product of Oak Cliff if you will. I was raised in a single-parent home but I always had a vibe of women that rallied around me. The first half of my story is pretty “typical” for most African American children in underserved communities. My mother raised me. I experienced plenty trauma. I told myself once you leave, don’t turn back and I didn’t. I went to college! Got my degree in education. I was married the same year to my high school sweetheart. Then I moved to the Houston Area. We landed in a suburban city called Pearland, Texas. This is where the second half of my life started. The community is what started me. It’s also what got me where I am today. Read more>>

Richard Vega

We are At His Feet Ministries and started our journey in 2017. We started off going into lower-income communities and just serving the people in that community. Serving the community by taking food, clothing, and any donation items needed most by each community, all while sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Our motto is to do what it takes to help people get “at the feet of Jesus” because, At His Feet, our lives change. Our ministry started to grow exponentially after Houston endured Hurricane Harvey. The people in our city really needed items they lost, food, and hope after a devastating catastrophe. Read more>>

Effie Flores

I started my journey about four years ago. When I was 12 years old, my father passed away and seeing my mom fall into depression over how she was going to feed and house me and my brother was very hard. Never did I think I would become a cake artist, or become anything at that. As I got to high school, things became a little more challenging. As someone that suffers from dyslexia, I had trouble keeping up with everyone else. I thought I was different, dumb, I thought I could never get thru this, but God had a different plan! I worked so hard in school. Even the principal told me, “I should just give up. I’m to old. I should just get my G.E.D”… Well, I didn’t give up and at 19 years old I got my diploma, walked across that stage with my head held high! Read more>>

Keara Criss and Shanell Bradley

We met in the Fall of 2012 and were a part of a dance ministry on UT’s campus (Hook’em Horns!). We were paired up for mentorship and spent a lot of time getting to know each other by talking for hours after our dance practices. Little did we know that through those vulnerable conversations, we would end up realizing how similar our upbringings were. After one of our dance practices, we discussed our desires to help young girls feel comfortable in who they are. We realized that we were the answer to a problem that is needed in our world today – to empower young ladies to live a life of purpose! At that moment, the Infinite Essence Nonprofit Organization was born! Read more>>

Zulekha Addison

Addison Kole was a name created in 2015, it all started with a desire to first create a new alias that was associated with my many talents and skills. I wanted to finally start to step out and channel other sides of me, and that all started with the perfect name. Before I knew it, Addison Kole became a movement, professional dancer , dance class , creative director, legal assistant for entertainers like myself and today now today it serves as a an umbrella to my many businesses and creative efforts of Zulekha “Addison – Kole”. Read more>>

Saida Carter and Jillian French

ERA Vintage was conceived on the premise of handpicking and selling vintage and vintage-inspired clothes from various designers to reduce waste and increase style. We have a positive approach to preloved clothes and believe fashion should be accessible for all. We celebrate and breathe life into past designers, owners and brands by rethinking and re-visioning our contribution to the future of fashion. 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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