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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 continue to highlight women featured in Inspirer’s “Induct These Women” series.

Lucinda Williams

Quote taken from NPR interview, 2016.

Lucinda Williams has been called “too country for rock, too rock for country,” by popular radio and record executives since the ‘80s, but Lucinda Williams has never succumbed to industry pressures to make her style a sound other than one uniquely her own.  A three-time Grammy award winner in three different genres, Williams has fused blues, country, folk, and rock origins with a southern gothic writing element to meticulously craft an impressive body of work that transcends labels.

View the full Inspirer article here: http://inspirer.life/home/2017/01/rock-hall-lucinda-williams/


Quote taken from www.anothermag.com interview, 2016.

Bjork Gudmundsdottir, better known to the world as simply Bjork, began influencing the music scene over forty years ago. Her first major breakout was with the band The Sugarcubes for whom she played keyboard and sang lead vocals. The group achieved rapid international recognition before breaking up in 1992.

View the full Inspirer article here: http://inspirer.life/home/2017/05/rock-roll-hall-fame-induct-women-bjork/

Chaka Kahn

Quote taken from www.cltampa.com interview, 2015.

Chaka Khan, born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953, in Great Lakes, Illinois, is well-known for her powerful voice, her statement big, bold curly hair and her charismatic, unique stage presence. As a child prodigy, she formed her first group, the Crystalettes, with her sister Yvonne when she was only 11 years old. She then went on effortlessly to emulate some of her early female idols in the music scene, including Gladys Knight and Billie Holiday. Khan and her sister quickly became involved in the Afro-Arts Theater. The young phenomenons then started another musical group known as the Shades of Black.

View the full Inspirer article here: http://inspirer.life/home/2017/01/rock-roll-hall-fame-induct-women-chaka-khan/

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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