My cultural references are a product of my generation - I grew up watching PBS shows like Sesame Street, and cartoons like The Flintstones and The Smurfs. In my early teens, music channels such as MuchMusic, along with video shows, sitcoms and movies made a solid imprint on my developing mind. I can sing along to almost any song from that period that made it to the radio!
Today, I still draw from what is current in terms of fashion, the news and being able to identify trends but I also pull a lot from my family's influence, and the history they survived. My Mother is British, and I was born in Canada, so those two geographical locations, and their cultural makeup are stamped permanently into my character and personality.