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Once a week Inspirer will feature a selection of drawings by our staff photographer, Annie Govekar. The drawings are part of the “Nevertheless” portrait project which feature inspiring women and their quotes. This week the “Nevertheless” portraits will be highlighting women featured in Inspirer’s “Induct These Women” series.

Stevie Nicks

Quote taken from Interview magazine, 2001.

Half of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s current roster of female inductees were inducted as members of female inclusive bands. It can easily be argued that several of those women deserve to be honored as solo artists, and Stevie Nicks is undeniably one of those women. The fact that she’s been dubbed time and time again as “The Queen of Rock and Roll” should be reason enough to have her honored individually, but although she was inducted in 1998 with super group Fleetwood Mac (a band whose only number one U.S. single was penned by Nicks), she has yet to be recognized as a solo artist, despite having an extensive and wildly successful solo career spanning over 30 years.

View the full Inspirer article here: http://bit.ly/2olkaph

Annie Lennox

Quote taken from pridesource.com interview, 2014.

Annie Lennox: a name so synonymous with the evolution and preservation of synth pop, new wave, and, yes, rock and roll music, that it’s surprising not to see it as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inductees. Surely, an artist who has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, won four Grammy’s, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award, and influenced a new generation of artists such as Imogen Heap and Florence and the Machine is an ideal recipient?

View the full Inspirer article here: http://bit.ly/2oJR1GS

Tina Turner

Quote taken from Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN Network), 2013

Turner’s career spans over half a century. She’s best known for her singing, but she’s a dancer, actress, and author. Her first recording was in 1958 under the name Little Anne, but only two years later, she was introduced into the rock and roll world as Tina Turner in Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

View the full Inspirer article here: http://bit.ly/2peVC5t

More about the Nevertheless Project:

The “Nevertheless” project is an art project that features a quote and portrait of an inspiring woman every day. The goal of the project is to run for 365 days while inspiring, motivating and educating. The idea for this project came along while I was commiserating over the current state of the world with my friend. I asked “What can I even do?” My friend simply responded with “Your art.”  This resonated with me and the project was started shortly after.  My hope is to lift people up by shinning the light on badass women. Some you may know, some you may not. We would love to hear who inspires you and who you think should be featured.



Annie is a photographer and artist currently residing outside of Philadelphia. She has a degree in media design from the MTSU School of Journalism and got her start doing graphic and merchandise design for the NYC theatre community. She spends most of her free time traveling to theatre, concerts, or creating art. She has an unquenchable thirst to explore all things abandoned and old. Annie also answers to the name of Yoda (a favorite nickname amongst family and friends)

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