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

Khan Turgut | Fashion Designer

When I moved to Berlin, I have realized that Turkey is my home, and so I started taking themes from Turkey! What I try to communicate is not a piece of clothing, neither sales! I am coming from a culture and family where folks rise from their ashes. Where ever we go, whatever we do! For the world we are narrow-minded folks with no “humanist culture” but here I am showing off my culture. Read more>>

Claire Rehmke | Music Teacher & Business Owner

I am constantly inspired by my love for music and my need to advocate and represent my music education background. When I started Musically Minted during the pandemic, I needed to find a way to express my creativity and love for music that was missing from the virtual teaching experience. Read more>>

Jessica Juarez | Learning Specialist & Life Coach

I am inspired by helping make this world a better place; I truly believe it starts with our youth! Integrity Learner is an educational business that focuses on the Whole Child. I teach rigorous academic skills while fostering children’s unique gifts and talents in an affirming social-emotional environment. As a social-emotional learning specialist, I believe academics and social-emotional learning is the key to a happy child, so I am here to help assist my students and community! Read more>>

Tracy Marcellino Aubert | Co-Owner + Creator – Blood, Sweat and Butter custom catering

Design, fashion, fine art, film and literature as well as food (of course). The good thing about food is that as a multi-dimensional medium, if we lived 400 years, we would not feel like we knew everything. Read more>>

Christy Kioko | Content Creator & Singer

I am inspired by the beauty that is life–I really think its a beautiful thing we get to experience. I love hearing stories of people who lived a life full of beautiful memories, art, friendships, adrenaline rushes, and unforgettable experiences. I admire those who are in the final years of their life and are able to say they lived theirs to the fullest, with no regrets. That’s what inspires me to chase after my dreams but most importantly, treasure and appreciate life and this Earth because we only have one. Read more>>

Michael Charette | cultural demonstrator, flute player, member of the Redcliff band of Lake Superior Ojibwe

I am Indigenous, I am a member of the red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Ever since I was young I learned stories that would fuel my imagination. Stories of love and lose, stories that start with “When the world was forever cold” Stories that are so old we don’t even know how far back they go. Read more>>