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.
Quote taken from Wellesley commencement address, 1996.
You might know Nora Ephron as the director of classic rom-coms like ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ , but it’s her focus on strong female characters that brought to light feminism in film.
Ephron broke the stereotype that movies about women can’t succeed. That women can’t be funny. And that we need a men to save us in life. What made her movies different was just that, the women were their own hero.
View the full Inspirer article here: http://inspirer.life/home/2016/03/nora-ephron-wants-you-to-be-the-heroine-of-your-life/
View the “On Nora Ephron” article here: http://inspirer.life/home/2016/03/on-nora-ephron/
Quote taken from refinery29.com interview, 2017.
The last major song to feature Kesha was “Timber,” Pitbull’s lead single from his Extended Play (EP) Meltdown, in October 2013. It became Kesha’s third #1 and her eleventh Top 10 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making it an international commercial success. At the time, she was riding a wave of popularity that few other pop artists could match.
View the full Inspirer article here: http://inspirer.life/home/2017/07/pop-single-spotlight-kesha-unveils-new-song-praying/
Atim Annette Oton
Quote taken from Inspirer interview, 2017.
I was born in Nigeria with unusual parents, my father, a Nigerian journalist who was Pan Africanist and focused on building his country. And my mother, an American born, Trinidadian and Jamaican educator and social worker who both raised me to be a proud accomplished Nigerian woman who took the best out of all cultures but emphasized Nigerian as the most vital to me.
View the full Inspirer interview here: http://inspirer.life/home/2017/05/atim-annette-oton/
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.