A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

Serrin Joy | Singer & Songwriter

I love this question! What would I, Serrin Joy, say I am inspired by? I would have to say my day to day. Now, what do I mean by this? I look over my life thus far, and I am just in awe of the unexpected, yet fitting opportunities that I have taken these past couple of years. American Idol, Women of Color On Broadway, Penning for myself and other artists, Attending an Arts College in New York City, & Now living in Atlanta, which has been my dream since I was a little girl, to name a few. Read more>>

DeeZire | R&B/Pop Duo

We are literally inspired by everything. We can pull from any and everything to help inspire us to write songs. We feel that music is our illustration to our lives. Read more>>

Hendricks | Entertainer and Co Founder of Blacks Vote Smart

Blacks vote smart was inspired by the spike of injustice and the protests that followed in 2020 during the lockdown. My friends and I wanted to fight back smart and we understood that most of the problems in our communities stems from who we vote into office. Read more>>

Shi Howell | Content Creator

What inspires me is myself! I know it might sound a little conceited but it is true. Over the years I use to say “Gordon Parks Jr” is who inspired me because he was an amazing Screenwriter and Photographer for the Black community. That is one of my dreams being known as Black Women in Film shooting Photography, Filming, and Screenwriting. In the year 2020, I had to make a lot of changes as well as many others. I didn’t how I was going to continue the new small business that just lost all of its clients, take care of myself and my daughter. Read more>>

Keith Saint | Visual Artist & Mental Health Enthusiast

Out-of-the-box imagery, women, “weirdism”, Music, filthy language, self-expression. All of these things oil the engine to attract ideas. Read more>>