Women Celebrating Women
The word inspire is defined as the act of filling someone with the urge or ability to do something, and here in Chattanooga, we have no shortage of incredible women who motivate those around them day in and day out. Whether they intentionally set out to be a role model or random acts of kindness are simply in their DNA, these women are making the world a better place. Read on to learn more about the individuals who encourage others to be the best version of themselves, told by those they inspired most.
Photography by Emily Pérez Long
inspired: Florence Bromfield
inspiration: Cassie Nice
I’ve always quietly admired Cassie for her strength and smarts since we met as pregnant moms more than five years ago. She has a big heart and is always giving to the community in her own unique way. Cassie and her husband host pizza nights to raise money for local nonprofits they support. They are instilling these values into their kids by volunteering and fundraising for nonprofits they are passionate about. Cassie teaches the Pedaling for Parkinson’s classes at the YMCA and continued to do so during the pandemic to ensure her students were getting what they needed. This hit close to home recently when a family member had their life transformed by her classes!
In the last few years, Cassie and her family have been thrown several curveballs, but her inner strength and positive outlook helped them get through the tough times. And if all that wasn’t enough, Cassie recently overcame a negative experience with an unsupportive swim coach and became confident enough to complete her first triathlon. I don’t know how she has time for it all!
“She has a big heart and is always giving to the community in her own unique way.”