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!