13-Year-old Aspiring Astronaut Raises Over $18,000 So Young Girls Can See ’Hidden Figures’


A 13-year-old aspiring astronaut wants other youngsters to see Hidden Figures. Taylor Richardson, of Jacksonville, Fla. raised thousands to send young girls in her community to free screenings of the Oscar-nominated film.

Richardson got a chance to see Hidden Figures during a space exploration screening at the White House in December, and it changed her life.

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“When I saw the movie, I was inspired to work even harder to pursue my dreams.” she told People magazine.. “It made me want to ensure we girls help each other, not only get them into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), but to lead in the field.”

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