Science is sexy and so are we. Giving science an extreme makeover. The beautiful black women of #STEM.

If  I say the word “scientist” to you – what are the first images that come to your mind?  Male? Wearing a white coat? Caucasian perhaps?  A little nerdy?  Now try this:

What do you see?  Well what do you know…? …..A page filled with images, mostly of white males wearing lab coats, some wearing the obligatory glasses and some even have the stereotypical “crazy scientist” hair and beards.

My google image view when typing "scientists" into the search bar

My google image view when typing “scientists” into the search bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not very inspiring if you are a young female, from any ethnic minority group, thinking of pursuing a STEM career and looking for a role model, is it? Continue reading