One of our favorite things to do is to ask the folks we are inspired by what they are inspired by. We’ve shared some of their responses below.

Tracey Dabney | Haircare Specialist/ Colorist

I’m inspired by a few of things- love, nature, music, beauty & struggle but what inspires me the most is the belief that anything is possible. From as far back as I can remember my family, teachers & mentors always told me to believe that affirmation. It’s a way of life for me. This thought inspires me to dream without limitations. Read more>>

Irene U. Your Muther | DJ. Event producer.

I grew up in the 90’s house party & rave scene here in Southern California and its easy for me to draw inspiration from those life experiences. I would use my older sisters I.D. to get into places like Florentine Gardens, Arena, Circus or The Palace. Eventually I ditched clubs and started going to raves bc I didn’t need an I.D. The rave scene was exactly what I wanted and felt seen within it. 20 yrs later Im still here and inspired to do so much more. Read more>>

Aradia Sunseri | Sacred dance instructor & Ayurveda practitioner

The Feminine Divine, Devadasi & The Soul Memory Of The Temple Dancer Rites. Drawing Inspiration From Honoring the lineages that create the rooted structure of these practices of many ancestors who have come before. The Origins of “Belly Dance” is extremely old and traces of it can be found up to 6,000 years ago, based in pre-Christian pagan societies that worshipped nature & the feminine divine. This dance was women’s fertility magic & helped in childbirth. The origin of the name ‘belly dance’ comes from the French Danse du ventre, which translates as “dance of the stomach”. Read more>>

Agnes Azria | Musician

I am driven by the need to be understood and to help other people feel understood. I realized that the drama that consumes people and disrupts there ability to be at peace is usually created by miscommunication and misperception of the other side. Coming from compassion and trying to understand how things work differently from yourself/myself has gifted me a feeling of stability and peace I want my community to have. Read more>>