Last November, 14-year-old Taylor Richardson started a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $15,000 to send a thousand girls to see the upcoming movie, “A Wrinkle in Time.” And not only did she reach her goal, the campaign has blown past it. She’s received more than $20,000 and it’s still going.
The movie is an adaptation of the classic 1962 novel about 13-year-old Meg Murry’s adventure to find her scientist dad, who’s being held hostage on another planet. Taylor says she wanted other girls to see this movie because “it’s a fantasy film that’s not about some white boys fighting evil, but about a black girl overcoming it.”
“Supporting this project means you support not only diversity but gender equality in STEM and our films,” Richardson writes. “KIDS NEED REPRESENTATION so that they can take pride in who they are and know that they are more than capable of being anything they put their minds to.”
- This isn’t this teen’s first impressive achievement, last year she launched another GoFundMe campaign that raised thousands of dollars to send over 800 girls to see the movie “Hidden Figures.”
Source: Huffington Post