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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.

Bette Midler

Quote taken from Telegraph.co.uk interview, 2016.

Bette Midler is a successful singer and songwriter, along with being an actress, comedian, and film producer. With 14 studio albums as a solo artist, she’s been able to make the record charts with, “The Rose,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “Do You Want to Dance,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “From a Distance.”

During her career, Midler has received three Grammy Awards. four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. Out of the 35 million records she’s sold worldwide, she’s achieved multiple gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums.

View the full Inspirer article here:  http://inspirer.life/home/2017/01/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-induct-these-women-bette-midler/

June Carter Cash

Quote taken from the book “Among My Klediments” by June Carter Cash

A performer all her life, June Carter Cash was a singer-songwriter, actress, comedian and author.  Her start in the music world was performing alongside her siblings and relatives in various groups such as The Carter Family.  The beginning of her career was heavily country with her first solo hits “Jukebox Blues” and “No Swallerin’ Place.”  She also enjoyed many performances alongside her husband Johnny Cash.  June usually sang, played various instruments, and kept audiences entertained with her sharp wit and natural comedic timing.

View the full Inspirer article here:  http://inspirer.life/home/2017/01/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-induct-these-women-june-carter-cash/


Grace Slick

Quote taken from the book “Somebody To Love? A Rock-and –Roll Memoir” by Grace Slick

The life and legend of Grace Slick is immutable.  She was at the forefront of the counter-cultural revolution of the ’60s and ’70s with other legendary ladies of rock n’ roll such as Stevie Nicks, Joan Baez, and Janis Joplin, matching licks with male cohorts like Jerry Garcia — and, it is rumored, Jim Morrison — in Laurel Canyon, with some referring to Slick as the “Original Rock Diva.”  While Slick, like Nicks, was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame with her respective band affiliation —Jefferson Airplane for Slick, and Fleetwood Mac for Nicks — she has, without a doubt, made a mark on the music industry and American history and culture as we know it.  For her work alone, Grace Slick should be inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame.

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

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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