Remember when Disney had a cute, deaf, poc mermaid?
mermaid of color*
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You can read all about it HERE, and it’s as awesome as it looks and sounds.
From the article:Made With Code is a new Google initiative to motivate future female programmers. Only 18% of computer science degrees are earned by women, and Google is spending $50 million over the next three years to change those numbers.
More than 150 high school girls turned out for the event, including local chapters of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Black Girls Code and Girls Who Code. Kaling, a writer and actress, emceed the premiere, which brought in Google X Vice President Megan Smith, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, iLuminate creator Miral Kotb, Pixar Director of Photography Danielle Feinberg and UNICEF Innovation cofounder Erica Kochi.
Yo., I was at this event and I was SO freaking impressed with the message of the program. Peep this:
Made With Code’s approach is based on Google’s own research into the best ways to encourage girls’ participation in computer science. Academic exposure is just part. It’s also important for girls to get encouragement from family and peers, to understand that a love of puzzles and problem solving easily translates to computer science skills, and to know that a computer science degree won’t limit them to only technical jobs. That last point was emphasized over and over by the speakers and the demos at the event.
The demo area was filled with examples of code, ranging from making 3D-printed bracelets to clothes and tech-infused accessories to games and computer animation. While there was an emphasis on interests that can be classified as “girl stuff,” such as fashion, this never came off as patronizing. The girls got the message that code is an integral part of the arts as well as business and architecture and any other career they may want to pursue. And they got the message that whatever inspired them or whatever they were passionate about was valid.
There were so many young black girls and other POC at the event I wanted to cry and go up to all of them saying “YOU’RE THE FUTURE! GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!” but that would have been weird so I did not.
Oh, and! They all went home with Nexus 7s and Chromebooks.
B) They codes my naaammmeeee :)
hermione granger as the doctor’s companion
come with me.
together they could rule the universe.
“I had to use a Time Turner to get to fit all my classes in”
“Oh you BRILLIANT girl! It’s always the smart ones that are the most dangerous. Books are the best weapons in the world, after all”
“Could you take me to a library?”
“I could take you to a planet where the entire WORLD is a library”
“You and I are going to have a lot of fun Doctor, aren’t we?”
I never realized how much I wanted this…
GIVE IT TO ME NOWWWW
Hermionie, don’t go - it’s a trap!
HE’S a DEATHEATER!
Oh, you know…Sirius business