Illustration Daily – Day 91: Nurse

It was difficult to settle on a topic to write about today. There is a lot of cool history and trivia related to nurses. For example: did you know that Walt Whitman was a nurse? And then there’s the morbid draw of killer nurses. But I thought to finish of the month of occupations it might be better to feature someone inspiring. To that end, we have Mary Mahoney, the first black woman to complete nurse’s training in 1879. Mahoney’s drive to serve went beyond just the needs of her patients. She was also an advocate for civil rights and one of the first women to register to vote. So that’s it for this month’s theme of occupations, tomorrow I’ll begin on March’s theme: Children’s Literature.

091Nurse

Nurse, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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