A 14-year-old black girl, who is also an aspiring astronaut, has raised over $23,000 to send 1000 girls to go watch Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle In Time” when it opens next month.
Taylor Richardson used the fundraising platform GoFundMe to raise the money because she wanted to inspire young girls.
“I wanted all girls, especially girls of color, to know that they can be whatever they wanna be when they grow up,” she told Good Morning America. “That they can struggle and have flaws, but still be successful in life.”
Richardson is familiar with fundraising for a good cause: she also helped raise money to send kids to watch ”Hidden Figures“ in 2016.
Duvernay took to Twitter to praise Richardson for her initiative, calling her a “dynamic teenager.”
“This is the dynamic teenager who raised over $21,000 to send girls to see [A Wrinkle In Time],” Duverynay wrote. “She’ll be an astronaut one day. I may or may not have actually, out-loud screamed when I saw her in the hallway at the #WrinkleJunketDay. To our dear [Taylor Richardson]: You inspire me.”
The highly anticipated Disney movie has a diverse cast of characters. The stars of the film — Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid — surprised fans at Disneyland on Saturday.
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