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.

D’Sheadra Benford | Owner & Visionary

I am inspired by everyday people who strive to live and breathe in a variety of different arenas while finding happiness in each one regardless of difficulty. Everyone must adjust depending on what they are doing and/or in different settings. All my creations can be worn in every situation possible and can strengthen a person’s comfort level while adjusting. This is the energy that gives me the ability to create. Read more>>

Anthony Fatato | Artist

I’m inspired by you, and me. Do you remember the day you asked how far the universe goes and you got the answer “No body knows.”? I still live in the remainder of that day. I want to know how it all works. I want to meet my maker but not shake their hand or touch their face. I just want to understand what makes us? Current physics describes all molecules as waves and energy in some form. Meaning energy is one thing and presents differently depending on frequency. Read more>>

Ricky Rhodes | Film Director

Los Angeles is a city that’s fabric is woven in the diversity of its stories. Growing up in LA is like growing up in a microcosm of the world. It gives you a flavor of everything; people from every country, food from every culture, music, world class art, tech, surfing, movies, driving, sunshine, wealth, poverty, segregation, homelessness, classism, sexism, racism. I have this faded memory from when I was a child of looking out the window of the car into a fancy restaurant. Read more>>

Eileen Haniuk | Founder of Gav & Griff E. Bear Co.

A huge source of my inspiration is to create art that makes people happy, brightens their day, and brings a smile to their face. I’ve always leaned towards creating cute animal characters because that’s what makes me smile. With everything going on in the world I think we can all benefit from art that is up lifting. I’ve always tended to be a happy go lucky type of person so why not share some of that happiness through my art and products I sell. Of course, my sons and family are are a huge part of my inspiration too. Read more>>

Jenni Vo | Brows & PMU Specialist

“Inspiration” for me means motivation to be a better individual. So I would say ambition and kindness are what inspire me. I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by friends who built their own empires from the ground up purely through hard work and dedication, all the while staying humble and kind. Watching their resiliency to always strive for better has taught me that sky is the limit. You can do anything you put your mind to, as long as you have the ambition to shoot for the stars. Read more>>