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.

Jose & Dyron | Digital Creators | @Jndourlivesthroughpics

We are inspired by building genuine connections with our audience. We love sharing with the world about our relationship in hopes of inspiring others, especially our fellow LGBTQ+ community and allies. Through our digital content, we strive to bring positivity to people while promoting travel, photography, skin care and even a bit of cooking! Read more>>

Walter Navarro | Sidewalk Diner

We are inspired by the idea of taking care of others in the best way possible. Creating delicious food for people to enjoy is what drives us to do what we do on a daily basis. Read more>>

BB Desire | TV Personality | Plus Model | Celebrity Artist

I am constantly inspired by the shape shifters of the world known to me as WOMEN. Women are 50 percent of the population and create and raise the other half which means we create and carry all life then raise and groom the citizens that make up communities around the world. Yara Shahidi said it best “everything women do from their presence, their poise, and their power breaks barriers and creates space for a fuller existence.” Read more>>

Maxine Schreiber | Artist/Writer

I am inspired by my surroundings. I think that’s why I am primarily a landscape painter. The natural elements (sky, water, flora and fauna) as well as manmade structures (buildings, houses, bridges) appeal to me; in fact, I like nothing better than painting both nature and buildings in the same piece. I look around and see beauty everywhere, and I want to recreate it on canvas. However, I am also a political being and during the Trump administration I painted people for almost the first time. Read more>>

Carol Moon Frazier | Professional Painting Artist (Acrylic on canvas)

Life is filled with so many celebrations of beautiful color! From a little girl, my Mom and Dad taught me to really see and appreciate God’s creation – intricacies of a flower, the brilliance of a sunset, peaceful stroll on a white sandy beach, the playful breeze in a tall field, the immense majesty and movement of the ocean…the list goes on. What catches my eye and captures my heart to this day are the colors and contrast found in these everyday treasures. Read more>>