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Traveling inward and outward through Mythic Journeys

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A couple weeks back, while scrolling through the seemingly infinite variety of streaming movies and TV shows via Amazon Prime, a documentary (or it was labeled as such) caught our eye.

Mythic Journeys (2009)
“Every Life is a Story and Your Story Can Change the World.”

Tim Curry
Mark Hamill
Lance Henriksen

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5 History Making Women in STEM

When I was a little girl, my grandfather used to take care of my sister and I once a week during the summers. He was a college anatomy, biology and zoology professor, so his ideas of play dates involved trips to the Natural History Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits, the California Science Center or the Botanical Gardens. And I LOVED it. I was already a curious kid, but it was these trips and my family’s encouragement to learn and explore that solidified my path as a lifelong learner. My mom recently told me that she never scolded me about all the time I spent indoors on the computer or playing video games or reading because she knew that technology was the future, and could be a viable career choice for me. I grew up wanting to be an astronaut or a scientist—for the longest time I bounced between archaeologist and paleontologist. Of course, as I grew older, my path changed (I still consider being a writer as someone who wants to discover new things), but my love for science and technology has never faded.

As a woman, I have to look back and admire the pioneering women who made history in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Without them, I would have never been able to even consider entering into a scientific field. So in honor of March being Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science & Engineering Month, here are 5 women in STEM who made history and paved the way for little girls and boys alike.
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