Inspired: Shaun Mosley & Azurae Johnson Redmond

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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: Shaun Mosley

inspiration: Azurae Johnson Redmond


Being a mom is a full-time job. Being a mompreneur is even more challenging. Add being a mom of toddlers to the equation, and what you get is two women with much in common. That was the case when I got to know Azurae Johnson Redmond online through a social network of Chattanooga Moms. 

Azurae is a connector – it is what her natural, God-given talent here on Earth is all about. She is resourceful, personable, and selfless. She has never met a stranger and is always willing to be the first in a room to say hello. As a leader in the Chattanooga Moms community, she is constantly looking for ways other moms can enhance their children’s lives by researching and creating activities that get our little ones moving and engaged. She is a social servant by nature, and at a time when she could have easily isolated herself from the world during her own personal loss, she created a nonprofit – Young, Black & Widowed Inc. – to uplift the lives of others who are searching for hope again. 

Azurae’s tenacious personality is inspiring because during a season when it is easy to feel alone, she is always right there with a bright smile and a resource to get you on your way!


“Azurae is a connector – it is what her natural, God-given talent here on Earth is all about.”

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