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Teen raises thousands so young girls can see Hidden Figures

INSPIRING: Taylor Richardson

HIDDEN FIGURES may have missed out on an Oscar this year, but there's no doubt that the hit movie has won with audiences, and specifically, with aspiring young black girls.

One of those girls is 13-year-old Taylor Richardson, an aspiring astronaut who wants other young people to watch Hidden Figures.

The Jacksonville, Florida native raised thousands to send young girls in her community to free screenings of the Oscar-nominated film, after she got the chance to see Hidden Figures during a space exploration screening at the White House in December, and it changed her life.

“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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