I am fortunate to be part of a close-knit group of professional female photographers who inspire, share and motivate each other to evolve in their work. Every year we choose a word to live by. The first year I chose the word 'Fearless' or at the very least Fear Less. The past four years I have been living life according to the word 'Ask'.
With this concept in mind, I set out to find, ask and photograph women who are go-getters, lifter-uppers, superheroes.
This is my journey through asking.
"The seed of a project often blossoms into a much larger tree of lovely fruit...it's the passion you feed into it".
suzanne smoke - Ginew Kwe, Golden Eagle Woman, Mukwa Dodem, sits with the Bear Clan, from Alderville First Nation, Anishinaabe Kwe, Mother and Life Giver to Cedar Smoke, Ogima Geeziko Kwe, Head Woman of the Skyworld, Water Carrier, Water Protector, Land Defender and proud member of the American Indian Movement
hill kourkoutis - recording artist, producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, director, actor, lightworker, alien trapped in a carbon-based molecular structure, coffee snob turned tea aficionado, gear nerd, proud auntie, lover of food, art, dreams, moondust, stars and space (the place)
martha johnson - music creator and collaborator, mother, rock steady boxer, golden rule believer, adaptor
Dawn Maracle - inspired, Mohawk, woman, mother, cancer survivor, educator, advocate, author, dancer, photographer, muse, cliff-jumper, public speaker, scanner. Indigenous and disability rights activist and consultant.