Since it’s still March, Women’s History Month, I wanted to share an illustrated series I started at the beginning of this year. These women are change makers, barrier breakers, and inspiration creators. The Series highlights women and one of their inspiring quotes. My goal for this cute styled series was to inspire and empower a new generation of young women.
The first Inspiring Women print I illustrated was Amanda Gorman after she performed her amazing poem at the presidential inauguration. She was such a breath of fresh air. And, no one could better empower young girls to use their voice for change.
I drew Dolly Parton after news that she donated money to help with the Covid vaccine. But, I’ve admired Dolly’s spirit for years. She has always lived her life her own way, without worrying about what others thought of her.
I had to include Kamala Harris after she became the first female vice president in the United States. She is also the first person of color, as a Black and Indo-Asian women, to hold the office of Vice President.
This Sally Ride art print was requested by a sweet customer who’s young daughter wants to be an astronaut when she grows up! Since Sally Ride broke that barrier by being our first female astronaut, that little girl can dream big.
I illustrated this Meghan Markle print the week before the now famous Oprah interview. I’ve always been inspired that Meghan has lived her life in her own way, not necessarily the way that the world would have chosen for her. She remains an inspiration for living out your dreams on your own terms.
Gymnast Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast with 30 Olympic and World Championship medals and the most decorated gymnast in the world in the last 30 plus years. I love how she inspires girls to keep working and achieving within their sports.
During 2020, nurses and other healthcare workers literally put their own lives at risk to help treat COVID patients. I chose Clara Baron to represent their bravery and dedication since she too showed extraordinary bravery to treat soldiers. She inspires us all to not let fear stop us from achieving great things.
Finally, Malala Yousafazai has been such an inspirational voice for women. She endlessly campaigns for better educational opportunities for women everywhere.
So whether you plan to hang them in your home, apartment, dorm or classroom, I hope this series will continue to inspire you to doing something big in this world, like you. were made for! Let me know what other women you’d like to see illustrated as I continue this Series.