"I was a black and Native Hawaiian trans girl from a single-parent home. I was not naïve. I knew that struggle was part of my coming-of-age, so I wore a smile every day as part of my armor." - Janet Mock (via The New York Times)
We'll be at the Film Independent #SpiritAwards talking to nominees from movies like Moonlight, Jackie, & 20th Century Women this Saturday! Tweet us your questions using #SmartGirlsAsk! → [ Bit.ly Link ]
"Canadian astronaut Julie Payette was such an inspiration to me because I could relate to her. To me, that's what put space as reachable." - Farah Alibay, systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory #NASA #EngineersWeek #WCW #STEM
As a young girl who grew up idolizing Storm, one of the first comic book characters she could identify with and hold as a role model, the distinction of being a black woman operating in an often white-male dominated industry is not lost on her. Meet Ariell Johnson, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.