We need more women as role models. But, we also need to make these female role models more visible.

 

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Tally&Gabby The Astronauts (by Gabby 2016)

I usually ask my daughter what she would like to do when she is an adult. Her answer to this questions usually changes every week. Sometimes she wants to be a Vet, other times a teacher, other times a dog walker. Some other times she tells me she would like to be a singer or a dancer. I asked her if she would like to be an astronaut. Her answer was appalling to me. She told me

Last week, I asked her if she would like to be an astronaut. Her answer was appalling. She told me

-“Mami, can a woman be an astronaut?”

I said, “of course women can be astronauts!” She told me she thought that was not possible. At that moment it was so clear to me that we need to make these female role models more visible. The toys do not help much. Female models in the shape of toys tend to be princesses (sadly!).

Today I read that for the first time in NASA history, half of the newest astronaut class is female! Certainly, I will show her the article and the picture đŸ™‚

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