Behind the Project

The project began as a very simple idea; over the course of a year, I wanted to create a series of portraits of some of the remarkable women in this community and perhaps celebrate these women with an end of project gala that could be a charity fund-raiser. I am completely floored by the reception to the Inspire Project; the nominees have embraced this little idea with so much enthusiasm and support that my little idea has grown into a wonderful celebration of women who deserve this wonderful recognition.

Heather Doughty

Hi! I'm Heather Doughty.
Creative Photographer.

Photography is not just my job; it is my soul; when I pick up my camera I try to capture emotions and tell stories through my lens. As a local a photographer, I have met many incredible people in this community and I have always wanted a way to tell these stories; the Inspire Project allows me to do that. I am both honoured and humbled to be able to photograph each one of the incredible women in this project. My goal is that their photos reach out to you; touch you and the story their portrait tells inspires you.

Selena Wilson

Hi! I'm Selena K. Wilson.
Lash and makeup artistry

Hi! I’m Selena and am a certified makeup and lash artist here in the South end of Peterborough. I graduated from Humber College’s Cosmetic Management Program with Honours in 2015 and studied under top bridal makeup artists in Toronto, Dawn Boot Makeup Marlene Gordan. Since I graduated and wanting build and expand my beauty business in Peterborough, I’ve trained with top trainers in the artistry of Lash Extensions. I have my certificates for Classic, Advanced Russian Volume and Advanced Mega Volume, as well as in Lash Lifts, with Minkys, Beauty by Jenna, BlackCat Lashes and Temptation Lashes.

Paula Cassidy

Hi! I'm Paula Cassidy.
Freelance Writer.

I’ve been a column writer, a web writer, a ghost writer, a multi-venue guest speaker, a way-too-wordy texter, a lengthy FB poster slash commenter, a compilation book author and I have been known to leave long and eloquently written honey-do lists for my husband and three children. I take great pleasure in being here. I do hope you find your meaning in my words.