Dr. Myiesha Taylor is one of the fewer than 5 percent of United States doctors who are black women.
Her grandmother, Margaret Montgomery, fulfilled her dream of becoming an entry-level nurse who took blood pressure and changed sheets. Her mother, Carolyn Bartlett, became a registered nurse with a master’s degree in public health. And, Dr. Taylor is an emergency room doctor and the founder of the Artemis Medical Society. The society’s mission is “to serve, nurture and celebrate a global sisterhood of women physicians of color.”
Earlier this year, Disney invited Dr. Taylor to visit with children at a stop for the Doc Mobile, a promotion for the Disney Channel show Doc McStuffins. It’s about a young black girl who pretends to be a doctor for her toys.
“I want these kids to know that, if you study hard, do your homework and stay focused, you can obtain your goal,” Dr. Taylor told The Dallas Morning News.