Hidden (Female) Figures.

It has been all about girl power as of late.

Not that girl power isn't always present, but it's not always as prevalent as it should be.

In fact, females continue to be treated as lesser than men, an issue that should not exist. But we're working on it, and I guarantee that one day soon, we will be just as equal as men.

In the meantime, however, we can work on improving women's rights in everyday little matters, especially where education is concerned, something I have been especially passionate about.

Take last night for instance: Dad and I were seated in the living room and a particular special came on TV called The Real Vikings. Inspired by the hit TV show The Vikings, it explored the history of actual Vikings and had a certain special on women's roles during that time. Well you know I was all excited to hear about that!

I learned that not only were there real female shield maidens (strategically, they battled against strength with skill), but that they were considered to be an enormous force in the success and expansion of Viking conquering, especially when it came to textile production (particularly in their sails).

Basically, women were boss just as much as Viking men were and it isn't a well known fact.

But now you know!

Also of importance is the upcoming movie called Hidden Figures. It explores the story of a female African American mathematician's work during the late '60's. It tells of her extensive involvement in predicting the calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the Apollo 11 flight to the Moon.

It happens to be an untold true story and it happens to bring forth the fact that it was not only women, but an African American women who did the majority of the calculations for these iconic missions into space.

And we're just now hearing about it. And it's just now becoming popular. Is there a reason we haven't learned about this in our history classes? Why is it taking some fifty years for us to learn of these female achievements in our history?

Although late, I'm grateful that these achievements are coming to light and I hope it inspires and educates both women and men everywhere. 

Anyhow, I myself am a proud and passionate woman who is excited to be stepping into the working world. Educated and empowered, I can't wait to share my enthusiasm with the world, and I hope other women follow suit.

Passion: writing. And wine consumption.

What I wore: vintage gold bobble earrings (used), gold and black vintage top (consignment), black high-waisted Classiques Entier pants (Mom's), and gold sparkly Guess pumps (consignment).