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Ever needed a boost of girl power? Well have I got the solution for you!
In 1969, NASA had projects in play to get them ahead in the Global Space Race. Exciting things happened – of course, you knew that already. But what you may not have known is that it was all made possible by the “girl power” in a few African American mathematicians – Katherine Johnson (played by Oscar nominated actress, Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (neo-soul songstress, Janelle Monáe).
A movie with an all star cast – Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons – how can it not be awesome?! Its based on Hidden Figures, a nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. January 6, 2017, is when the movie hits theaters and I shall be planted in a seat! It tells the story of Katherine Johnson, the African American space scientist, physicist and mathematician and two colleagues that were responsible for flight trajectory calculations for NASA plans for John Glenn to become the first American astronaut to make a successful complete orbit of the Earth.
Grab your tickets and go see this MUST-SEE film!
Check out the trailer:
The movie definitely looks like a mommy-daughter date waiting to happen. I’m hoping it reinforces some strength that being a girl isn’t a disadvantage. We are girls and we are human, and sometimes, we need a reminder of our girl power, our strength.
And that my friends is the way the cookie crumbles…
In my mind, women are not here to BE a man, they simply want to be treated fairly and equally. I have the same credentials and qualifications as a man, but I’m paid less because I am a woman? Men and women are two different species, so I will NEVER try to take the place of a man, but I do want to be treated fairly. This movie is a long-awaited conversation that can be introduced into households to our children (boys and girls) so they can learn and understand we ALL should be treated equally and fairly regardless of gender. They, too, will learn how to fight for what’s right and have the wisdom to tackle this issue.
I hope that this post gave you the Blog Xpressions Xperience where you can take something from this post and learn from it, or be inspired by it.
Your comments and feedback are welcomed. Before I close out this post, I want to leave you with such a heart-felt quote I got from the trailer. Share this on your social media and use the hashtags: #BlogXpressions #HiddenFigures #WomenEmpowerment