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Thursday, August 22, 2019

❤️ Who’s YOUR favorite? ⠀

We love to hear the stories and experiences of REAL life women and individuals of marginalized groups.⠀⠀
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April Sexton, Temperance Brennan, Meredith Grey, Dana Scully, Doc McStuffins, and of course Nicole Herman 😉.⠀
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❤️ Who’s YOUR favorite? ⠀
⠀
We love to hear the stories and experiences of REAL life women and individuals of marginalized groups.⠀⠀
⠀⠀
We know that the REEL world affects the REAL world. ⠀⠀
⠀⠀
So let us know YOUR favorite female STEM characters in the comments or share in your story and we’ll feature you in ours. ⠀⠀
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Some of our favorites? ⠀
April Sexton, Temperance Brennan, Meredith Grey, Dana Scully, Doc McStuffins, and of course Nicole Herman 😉.⠀

 

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The three mathematicians in Hidden figures, Katherine Johnson, Dorthory Vaughan and Mary Jackson- especially as they were real women. I love that film!

So many favorites, but my all time favorite is Capt. Katheryn Janeway. Although in the series she’s Voyager’s captain, her background story is she was on Starfleet’s science path before switching to command. I love the trekkie saying, “what would Janeway do?” Also from Voyager, the chief engineer, B’Elanna Torres. I’m an engineer with 20 years experience.

Really there are so many phenomenal STEM women I grew up watching. For example, I met Alex Kingston a couple years ago and had the opportunity to tell her in person how much I admired Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER. I am a PhD candidate now with multiple STEM degrees. I am so thankful for all the inspirational STEM female characters.

Juliette, the main character in the book Wool is described as a mechanic but I think we can count her as an engineer! And Violet, the child inventor in a Series of Unfortunate Events is another favourite.

Agatha Heterodyne from Girl Genius, Abby from CSI, Martha from Dr. Who, Shuri from Marvel Universe

Leela from Futurama, Sara Sidle from CSI and Zelda Spellman, from Sabrina the Teenage Witch . I don't like the female characters on medical shows mostly as they always seem to fill the role of "doctor who is too emotionally involved with their patients"

Paige in Young Sheldon, she’s a gifted girl all into STEM and challenges the a gifted Sheldon Cooper

Max from Batman Beyond was always a fave growing up and I also loved Astrid from Fringe

The young ladies from Project MC2 are pretty spectacular

Oh my gosh! There are a bunch I never thought of. When I was a kid there was Uhura. I lived for the episodes that she has a bigger part.

Kaylee, the mechanic from Firefly

Ellen Ripley, of course ---- - Stella Gibson "The Fall" - Sarah Lancashire "Happy Valley"

Henrietta Leavitt. We wouldn't have chartered the stars and reached the moon without her. Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson (about Leavitt) is one of the most beautifully written plays.

Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Ann Arroway form Contact OMG!!!!

Fred (yes, a woman) from Angel.

Dr. Dana Scully, Dr. Temperance Brennen, Capt. Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek Voyager)

Lt Ellen Ripley. My daughter Ripley is named after her

Susan Gray from The Bletchley Circle (2012), Helen Benson from The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Captain Kathryn Janeway!

Abby from NCIS ❤

Juliet Parrish from V Invasion (1983), Dr. Emma Russell from The Saint (1997)

Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events

I had brown suede pumps that I used to call my Scully shoes. They were fashionable, comfortable and I could kick serious butt in them. Made me feel smart and powerful like Dana.

Not exactly a character, because she was real and still is one of the most revolutionary primatologist despite being dead, but Sigourney Weaver playing Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist inspired me so much that I ended being a biologist because of her and that movie.

Scully from X-Files!

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