We asked some of the most inspiring folks we know to tell us what they are inspired by.

Jimena Urquiza | Multidisciplinary Textile Designer

I have always been inspired by my own culture and from the places I have traveled, I love to immerse in new cultures. But when Covid hit and the world stopped, I had to find inspiration from somewhere else because I was feeling a little bit lost. After a period I had of artist’s block, I was working on a project and as I was making it, I realized it was a visual representation of how I was shaped by all the experiences and people that I have come across in my life. I’ve always thought that my work is an expansion of myself, so I started to expand on this with my next projects. My inspiration comes from all of the people, places and experiences that have helped me become the person that I am today. Read more>>

Erica Thomas | Income Tax Franchise Owner & Financial Consultant at Get Max Tax, LLC

I am inspired by so many things! However, being a mother, past and present struggles and my resilience are the main driving forces behind my inspiration. I was a teenage mom, and refused to be a statistic. Life was hard and a struggle to say the least! However, I managed to graduate from high school, put myself through college and fast forward to the present time, throughout the struggles and hardships, I was able to start my own businesses! I want my children to be proud of me. I want to be able to provide a life and legacy for them that they can pass along to their future children. Read more>>

Dr. D’Metrius Bledsoe | Chiropractor & Artist

I am inspired by the success of others. It has always been something that pushed me. I love seeing my peers reach new heights and goals. Success takes discipline and that is the aspect that I respect the most when I see someone succeed at something. As a child I always gravitated to biography books and I still enjoy them today because of the road to success that each one details. They are full of trials and triumphs and learning of their success in spite of the tribulations always inspires me. Even as an artist, other artists and artwork inspire me. Read more>>