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 features inspiring women and their quotes. This week the “Nevertheless” portraits will continue to highlight women featured in Inspirer’s “Induct These Women” series.
Quote is taken from TheFader.com interview, 2016.
In 1978, aged just 19 years old, Kate Bush made her mark on the world when she released her first album titled “The Kick Inside.” Her debut single “Withering Heights,” which also featured on the album, dominated the top of the UK charts for a total of four weeks. This iconic number perhaps may have never received the success that it did without Kate’s sheer persistence and belief. Despite being such a young age, she insisted that “Withering Heights” become her debut single against the will of her record companies who initially believed that “James and The Cold Gun” was a better option. The success of the single continued to shine, giving Kate the title of the first woman to achieve a UK number one with a self-penned song.
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Big Mama Thornton
Quote is taken from Chris Strachwitz interview from arhoolie.org
Maybe it seems redundant at this point to mention the obvious disparity in honorees where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and female artists are concerned. While Elvis has been in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for three decades, the woman who can partially be thanked for his breakthrough success has yet to be acknowledged formally by the RRHOF, yet her most famous songs appear on their list of “500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll.”
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Quote is taken from billboard.com interview, 2014.
Parton (full name: Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean) is the most honored female country performer of all time. In addition to those 26 Number One country singles, she’s released 41 Top 10 country albums and has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Even more impressive than her record-breaking? Parton’s staying power: She is the only artist to chart in country radio’s top 40 in each decade from the 1960s through today.
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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 shining 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.