We love asking the folks that inspire and excite us about what inspires and excites them. Check out their responses below.

Ruth Offen | Tango dancer, photgrapher, travelor retired gallery director

For me at this age inspiration is the desire to keep moving forward. To continue with new experience and adventures. With this in mind, my life has changed greatly in the last 2 years because of the pandemic. I am a tango dancer, a traveler and a photographer/visual editor. On March 11, after living I Buenos Aires for 3 months, I decided to stay in the city and not return to the Seattle area where I had lived for 36 years. Read more>>

Ana Guerrero de Vargas | Mental Heath Professional, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Coach for parent with special needs children .

1. What are you inspired by? My greatest inspiration is my Husband and my 2 children. Both of my children were diagnosed with Autism. My daughter was diagnosed at 32 months and from that moment on, my life was forever changed. I felt like my world was collapsing and my mother gave me some very wise advice, “Your life is starting now”. No words could have been truer at the moment. My life changed and through my daughter I have found the purest love. I made the decision to go to college to study psychology to better understand my daughter and see the world from her perspective and invite her to see mine. Every day presented a new challenge and with these challenges I learned new things. Read more>>

David Roper | Community Organiser

Being the change i want to see. Read more>>

Christian “CJ” Walden | Vice-President Of PRISM FL, Inc.’s Board Of Directors & Student Journalist

Life is not easy, nor is it black or white! Life is gray (in the middle) for all of us, and ultimately we decide our destiny. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have dealt with discrimination for something out of my control: my sexuality. As a gay man, I have to fight for my fundamental rights against those who put me down or see me as a sinner. I am inspired by the drive of the underserved and underprivileged who strive for awareness and equality. People Of Color, Women, The LGBTQ+ Community, and others have continued to face widespread discrimination but have continued to push for equity and awareness. Read more>>