My theme for #inktober is American women of history. I came up with this project around two years ago, after watching the Republican candidates, struggle to think of American women who could be featured on the $20 bill. Women are too often excluded from our history books. Not because they weren’t a part of significant historical moments and movements, but simply because of their sex. I had a great time and learned so much, while doing research for this project. I narrowed my search to 30 women, obviously this is just the tip of the iceberg… Each drawing will feature a woman who made a contribution to American history and will be ordered chronologically by date of birth.
Mercy Otis Warren (9/14/1728 - 10/19/1814) was a published poet, political playwright and satirist during the age of the American Revolution. Warren maintained social and political correspondences with the leading figures of the day, including John and Abigail Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. She became an outspoken commentator and historian, as well as the leading female intellectual of the Revolution and early republic. #americanwomenproject #womenofhistory #inktober2017 #20dollarbill #feministart