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This Illustrator Made Badass Portraits Of Women In Science

"I want both young girls and boys to know that they can grow up to do anything they put their mind to."

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Rachel Ignotofsky, an illustrator and designer from Kansas City, Missouri, created a series of illustrations that aims to highlight women in science.

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"I was listening to a lecture given by Jane Goodall and realized that not everyone knows how fascinating and accomplished these women are," the 25-year-old told BuzzFeed.

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"As an illustrator and designer I wanted to do my part and celebrate [women in STEM] and their accomplishments, hopefully get a younger audience familiar with them. "

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Ignotofsky said that she thinks showing young girls and boys strong female role models is a good way to fight gender bias.

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And she also thinks Illustration is a powerful tool to help connect people with subjects like science.

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"[Growing up,] I was obsessed with Magic School bus and Bill Nye, and I knew that I was either going to become a scientist or an illustrator," Ignotofsky told BuzzFeed. "There is more then one way to learn."

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Even though women are still underrepresented in STEM, the artist believes it's important to "show the influence that women have had on science we can motivate young girls to see that science is not just a boys club."

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"I want both young girls and boys to know that they can grow up to do anything they put their mind to," she said.

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