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Inspired: Stephanie Sinkfield & Beverly Muse

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 Long

Stephanie Sinkfield with her inspiration Beverly Muse

inspired: Stephanie Sinkfield  |  inspiration: Beverly Muse


My husband, Gerald, came home 16 years ago and told me he had met this wonderful silver fox at church. After meeting her, I realized I had met a dear friend and mentor for life.

Beverly Muse is the epitome of a Renaissance woman. She is beautiful, wise, and brilliant; she has a calm demeanor and a magnetic personality. Bev, as we call her, has a vast background that includes working for the Chattanooga Police Department for more than 25 years, a licensed insurance agent for more than 15 years, an aquatics aerobics instructor for the City of Chattanooga, an avid cupcake baker, and a fur collector. And, she is the coolest mom of two amazing young men and the Gran Mama of three children.

What I love the most about Bev is her zest for life. She embraces each day with an energy that people half her age have. She is a fashionista and wears a signature spiky hairstyle that proceeds her. Bev is my friend, confidant, cheerleader, and mentor. An old African proverb says, “A friend is someone you share the path with.” I am delighted our paths crossed some 16 years ago!


“An old African proverb says, ‘A friend is someone you share the path with.’ I am delighted our paths crossed some 16 years ago!”

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