Through our work we have had the good fortune of seeing firsthand how success comes in every shape, size, color, faith, and orientation. More importantly we’ve learned that success is often the result of people embracing their unique backgrounds and so we’ve asked the community to tell us about their background and how it has impacted where they are today.

Laura Morsman | Photographer and Owner of Laura Morsman Photography

I am from a large family, the 2nd oldest of 6 kids, from Kansas City Missouri! I was homeschooled from pre-k to mid-way through high school, never graduated, but somehow found myself at a university which I left in my senior year after studying child psychology and childhood development with a minor in painting/ceramics. Read more>>

Joseph and Sable Petry | One Flesh Creations

We are from SouthWest (Alief) Houston, Tx. Growing up was fun and yet difficult, there was a lot of single parent homes, gangs, violences and drugs. Once we where married we knew that this was not the environment we wanted to raise our family in. With Joseph dad being a pastor it made a bit easier for us to make a transition in our life. Having God first which keeps us grounded and humble. Read more>>

Gwalla Guappo | Head of Gwalla Boyz Entertainment | Independent Artist

I’m Gwalla Guappo from Third Ward, Houston Texas the southside of town. My upbringings impacted my life because, I grew up at a early age. I helped raise my baby sister when she was a baby and being one of the first people in my family to earn an Associates Degree, which isn’t much but, for me that was an accomplishment. My father was killed so I really didn’t know him as a kid. Read more>>