THE “NEVERTHELESS” PORTRAIT PROJECT: INSPIRING WOMEN, WEEK 13

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.

 

Candy Finnigan

Quote taken from thefutoncritic.com interview, 2010.

Candy Finnigan is known for her fiery, straightforward approach on the A&E hit show Intervention. What many don’t know is the woman behind all of that. Candy still gets choked up when talking about the work she does and can’t imagine doing anything else. When speaking with her, it’s as though you’re catching up with an old friend. But she is just that, a friend. To the people she helps and to those she tells her story to. Through this, we got to know the woman behind saving so many lives as an interventionist.

View the full Inspirer article here:  http://inspirer.life/home/2017/04/candy-finnigan-saving-lives-one-intervention-time/

 

Sheryl Crow

Quote taken from ABC News interview, 2006.

Fans and many others have learned that Sheryl, 55, is authentically herself and happily stands out amongst her peers when it comes to fully embracing the age of technology. “First and foremost, Be Myself is about our youth using gadgets to gauge their self-worth. So much of your identity somehow correlates with people messaging you and following you, or not following you” she says. “There’s just this idea that if I can’t be likable, I guess I’m stuck being myself. Be Myself exaggerates the absurdity of how much weight we put into a persona or brand. It magnifies the fact that no one wants to be themselves anymore.”

View the full Inspirer article here: http://inspirer.life/home/2017/04/sheryl-crow/

Sally Yates

Quote taken from Senate testimony, 2017.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s highly controversial executive order banning immigrant and refugee entrance from seven nations, Yates stood up as a voice of reason amid widespread chaos and refused to enforce the order. For many, this move was seen as a necessary check to an administration gone wild. The overreach demonstrated by the Trump administration in this first week has stunned not just the nation but the world. Yates refusal was in line with conventions set by generations of checks and balances upon which our nation is founded.

View the full Inspirer article here:  http://inspirer.life/home/2017/01/sally-yates/

 

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.

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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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