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aka. Ella Mollie, Illustration

“Women of 9-1-1 sheds light on incredible women first responders whose stories are often untold. This thesis celebrates 10 women throughout history and around the world, who have paved the way for future generations of first responders like myself.”

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I have been a volunteer firefighter since 2018, serving my hometown community as one of the few women on the department. Many people doubt my abilities as a first responder because of my gender and not based on my knowledge or skills. I took this opportunity to celebrate women first responders, whose efforts are not often recognized or celebrated. It is because of these trailblazing women, I am able to pursue one of my passions. The mediums and methods of creating this body of work were as varied as the women themselves, inspired by their stories, culture, and historical impact. Their courage allowed me to be brave in my own approach, trying many new techniques and exploring through a different perspective.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Major In progress, 2023
Sir Sandford Fleming College
Pre-Service Firefighting Education and Training
Major Completed, 2019

Illustration Mixed Media Editorial

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