Have you seen the epicness, that is the movie Hidden Figures??!
Last night Mini and I saw Hidden Figures with a group of 40 other women!
If we must learn the silent way women changed the face of racial and gender dynamics at the same time advancing math and science by leaps and bounds through a film, a very, VERY good film, then so be it. This story of intelligence, strength and patriotism is quiet yet profound.
African American women can’t do math and science? Yeah right! African American women in the 60s (50s, 40s, 30s, you get me) were mostly employed to take out the trash? BOLLOCKS!
This weekend we used our hard-earned coins to show that these kind of stories INTEREST us, they INSPIRE us, we want to see MORE, we wish to use them to glory in past accomplishments and show younger women what has come before and how they need to keep their chins up and keep on keepin’ on.
This is truly an exceptional film as it shares an important fact many of us don’t know. Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom and John Glenn would not have flown to the stars if it wasn’t Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and many more.
These women are exceptional, inspirational and they changed the world!
Really, you should go see this movie. If only to be entertained (you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll clap at the end).