Glossies Made Me Do It · Inspirational

Glossies Made Me D0 It: Hidden Figures


As I was reading blog posts this past weekend, I came across one from Lauren of Shooting Star Mag that piqued my interest!  She and her blogging buddies, Ashley of Happy.Pretty. Sweet and Erika of Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans, have a monthly feature called Glossies Made Me Do It.  The idea is to find a magazine (glossy) article that inspires you to do something…and you do it!  It could be a recipe you actual cook, or a book they recommend to read.  Some beauty products that are on the Hot and Now list that everyone is raving about.  Whatever sparks an interest, you can do it!

I was inspired by all the talk recently about three African-American women who played an integral part in the history of NASA and space travel.  All across the nation, people have been raving about the movie created to tell their stories; a story that was left out of history books.  As I was reading the February 2017 edition of Essence magazine, the To The Moon article, about the movie,  was all I needed to go out and view it for myself.  I made the decision that on Sunday afternoon, I would catch a matinee to see what the rave was all about, just in time for the Oscars!


 Hidden Figures tells the story of mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan.  They were the “human computers” behind the 1961 launch of the first American into space.  Their analytical brains worked wonders to fuel NASA and America’s greatest achievements in space.

I highly recommend that everyone sees this movie.  It is so inspirational and is an encouraging movie for young girls to see the barriers that were broken for mankind and in the area of STEM.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  It was practically unheard of for woman to have careers in these fields, let alone African-American woman.

The living legend, Katherine Johnson, was honored at the Oscars.  She is the only living hero of the three incredibly, talented women.  The way that Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer told their story, was spectacular!  I could go into more details about the story, but I don’t want to spoil it for you.  You have to go see it for yourself!


So, have glossies ever made you do anything?  If so, you should join in on this monthly link up.  In the meantime, tell me below something that glossies have made you do!


23 thoughts on “Glossies Made Me D0 It: Hidden Figures

    1. Hey! When I read your post about the linkup, I was sold! As much as I read magazines, I knew I had to participate. Yes, I had been putting it off forever, and missed opportunities to see it with friends. I read the article and said, “The hell with it! I’m going this weekend!” Thanks for hosting such an awesome linkup and you should go see the movie soon! 🙂


  1. I love this idea! I’ve always been the adventurous type and am always looking for a new challenge. The last thing a glossy made me do was try new food. The movie mentioned in your post was so inspirational. Makes me want to see what I can do. Your posts always get me thinking. thanks!


    1. Hey, you should join in on the link party! It is open for a month to give everyone a chance to link up. Go to Lauren’s page for more details. If you have pics, you could go ahead and write up the recipe you cooked! Glad to give you motivation! Do you have a link to your blog? Hope to see you on the link up! 🙂


  2. I still haven’t seen Hidden Figures. 😦
    I really want to take the kids to see it. My whole family has been wanting to see it.
    I think it’s important for the kids to see it for sure, I wish schools across America would make seeing this movie a field trip.
    I need to put together a post to link up. 🙂


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