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Inspiring Stories from Fort Worth

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas 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 Dallas-Fort Worth area’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 Fort Worth’s rising stars below.

Comfort Morris

I was born in Monrovia, Liberia, raised in Accra, Ghana and moved to Dallas, Texas when I was 13. After college, I ventured into banking and corporate America for a few years, but I always knew that I was more passionate about food than numbers; My passion for cooking was actually ignited by my mom, who made food full of love and rich in culture. She was known for the mouthwatering smell of her Jollof rice, Rice and chicken gravy, Liberia Jollof Rice, Fufu, and goat light soup. Now I fill my own home with the smell of Jollof rice, fried plantains and my husband’s favorite dishes, like Jerk chicken, oxtails, curry goat, brown stew chicken and Escovitch snapper. Read more>>

Robin Grannan

I am a franchise owner, NASM certified personal trainer, fitness ambassador, and have been in the fitness industry off and on over the last 16 years. I currently reside in Keller, Texas with my fiance Michael, and our 2 kids Makayla (13) and Trae (10). I grew up playing sports and excelled at soccer in particular. I grew up playing club soccer with top-level teams in the nation, which consumed my whole life. I then went on to receive a full-ride scholarship to a Division 1 school and pursued a degree in health and human performance/kinesiology. Sports and athletics were what I knew I was best at and I knew that’s what my passion was, but I thought I had no real future in it. Upon leaving school and no longer an “athlete,” I worked various jobs from bartending to admin work and was never happy with what I was doing. Read more>>

Alexis Walker

For as long as I could remember I have loved fashion, dressing up and looking my best. Shopping and dressing up is and has always been therapeutic for me. Looking nice in turn makes you feel more confident, when you feel internally confident about you there’s is nothing that can stop you! My love for fashion and uplifting others was the reason behind starting my boutique. Initially, I start off small designing and selling pieces to friends and family. Then, after more success I was confident enough to start selling pop-up shops and then I designed my site. Due to the pandemic today we only operate online which is a bummer because I loved being more personable with my Daydream Couture babes. Read more>>

Monica Housewright

Welcome to House of Mo Boutique! From a very young age, I was a child who LOVED fashion and ironically had my sense of style! I loved my rabbit fur coat (I still have – eek!), Jordache jeans and my cowboy boots – and yes, all at the same time! I grew up in N. Richland Hills, went to college in Texas and then moved to NYC to pursue my marketing career. I fell in love with the City, especially the unique items I found in small clothing boutiques sprinkled throughout the city! Several years later, I moved back to Texas to raise my family and continue my marketing career. Read more>>

Christy Stallop

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Even though I currently live in Austin, I will always think of myself as a West Texas girl. I was exposed to the arts at an early age, taking classes in ballet, piano, ceramics, and art. I received a degree in art education from St. Edwards University in Austin and taught art at a small tier 1 charter school in East Austin for 11 years. During that time, I was involved with the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and was the Illustrator chair for ten wonderful years. When my boys went off to college, I decided to take a year long sabbatical from teaching in order to paint full time. At the end of the year, I decided to submit my letter of resignation and have since enjoyed my new direction, painting full time. Read more>>

Laura Bladen

I have been in love with the creative process all of my life. As a child, I would rather have a Box of Crayons for Christmas than a doll. When the family went on vacation, the first thing I packed was my “arts and crafts” box to entertain myself on the long car ride from Wisconsin to Florida, Back then, there were no electronic games or videos to pass the time. I took all of the art classes available to me in High School and went on to Mount Mary College to major in Fine Arts. Unfortunately, I ended up taking a sales job and didn’t graduate. Then life happened; I got married, had two kids, divorced and became a single Mom, with little time to do my artwork, what I considered a fun pastime. Read more>>

Christina Jett

As a young woman, I had a defining experience in Switzerland. During a tour stop in the countryside, I found myself looking out over a field of blooming echinacea. A deep understanding of my connection to a bigger, natural system settled within my body. I recognized the power of plants to heal, cure, and teach. It may sound melodramatic, but this encounter made a lasting impression and set the course for my life’s work in health and wellness. The launch of my current business, Christina Jett Skin, followed years of exploration. My curiosity and creativity dictated a path that was both circuitous and revelatory. As I look back, I have to remind myself that there is no timeline for figuring these things out! I believe I am finally doing the work I’ve always been meant to do. It’s a full-circle moment. Read more>>

Jaylon Myers

I’m Jaylon (Jiggity Jay). I’m 25 years old, I’m from San Antonio, Texas. As a kid, I always knew I was different. I just knew the regular 9 to 5 wasn’t for me. I tried the college route. To go to school, I played a year of college football in Sacramento, California. I hurt my lower back it made me come back to San Antonio and grind. When I came back, I started working regular jobs and I just didn’t like it I wanted different I figured out I didn’t want that life anymore so I quit my job, found entrepreneurship and started my own business. Jiggity jay Entertainment. Now I run my own entertainment business working marketing in different clubs, bars & throwing concerts and shows while also running an organization teaching people how to invest and trade their money in the largest financial market in the world. Read more>>

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