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Inspired: Kay Blevins & Meredith Bocian

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.

You always encouraged me to chase my dreams and never settle for less. I am so thankful you encouraged me to do what I love.”

Meredith and Kay standing together inspired by one another.

Kay Blevins Inspired by Meredith Bocian


As a broadcast journalist, I know how hard it is to juggle a demanding job while also being the best wife and mother I can be to my family. Determination and grit are something you were born with. Meredith, you have spent most of your life inside a classroom. Your love of books began at a very young age, and I could always find you with a book. As a child, I remember your favorite Disney character was Belle, the princess who loved to read. As you continued grow, we all knew that you would take your love of reading and turn it into a selfless mission of educating and encouraging children throughout our community. 

Making major life decisions is not easy. It’s something I faced years ago when I returned to broadcast journalism. You inspired me then, just like you inspire me now. You always encouraged me to chase my dreams and never settle for less. I am so thankful you encouraged me to do what I love. Meredith, you are a wife, a mother of three, and teach at three different schools in the Tennessee Valley. You never stop. You rise before the sun, make sure every lunch is packed, and attend every soccer game while also preparing students in the classroom for their successful futures. When we were children, our parents always encouraged us to know how important our bond is as siblings. We have carried that bond throughout our lives. We have so many stories and so many blessings because of our friendship. I know our parents are so proud of the difference you have made in our community. I am thankful for your love, support, and willingness to help future generations succeed. 

– Kay

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