A 13-year-old aspiring astronaut named Taylor Richardson belongs in space because she is truly a star.
The Jacksonville, Florida, native has always been interested in space exploration, and was extremely inspired after watching the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures – a film based on three black women mathematicians who were pivotal in sending the first American into space.
Taylor was so moved by the film that she came up with an idea to raise enough money to send other young girls to to the theater to see it.
She started a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising enough money to send 100 girls to the movie theater. She ended up raising $18,000, which has so far paid for more than 1,000 girls to see the movie. She's also been able to hand out 700 books to young girls.
Taylor says, "I feel it’s important for everyone who has a dream or who may feel they can’t reach it or are told they shouldn’t reach to see this movie. Girls need to know if we do the work and stick together like these women did, we can accomplish many things. One day maybe one of us will even be a president!"