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Have you heard of Mae Jemison, YouYou Tu, Katherine Johnson, Maryam Mirzakhani, or Rita Levi-Montalcini? All five are women in STEM who have made incredible contributions to science and mathematics, yet their names rarely appear in history books. Artist and neuroscientist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (@alonglastname) created an illustration project called Beyond Curie to showcase those five women and more, hoping to give them all the recognition they deserve. To learn more about the transformative contributions they made in their fields, visit go.ted.com/plan. You can also see more of Amandaโ€™s work at go.ted.com/beyondcurie. @DoSomething launched a campaign called #MissingInHistory to fight misrepresentation and erasure in textbooks. Visit go.ted.com/missinginhistory to learn how you can participate.

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@rebelgirlsbook thought of you!!


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@runwithme2017 @audrey.hayes @bluebirdpatchteens @bluebirdpatch @gabdaza @veggyhappy You are all bright wimen and are raising strong women, I thought you might be interested in this!


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@mpolii I love these I used them as inspiration for one of my projects either Anne or Jessica showed them to me


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Even Peggy Whitson ๐Ÿ˜


2017.12.06. 16:58
@lydium90 these look familiar!


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2017.12.06. 17:51
Why does TED remain silent in the face of harassment? Hipster racism shines on collective smiles.


2017.12.06. 18:50
@rebelgirlsbook ideas for volume 3 ๐Ÿค—


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Follow @winescience to open new frontiers in your life learn new life skills and motivate yourself๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜‰


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#maryam_mirzakhani ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท


2017.12.07. 13:35
"Dos'd From @planetfitness (for sleeping), Lost $80+ In My @traderswayofficial Investment Account (by not placing stop loss)...What's Next?๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ


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Thank God weโ€™re finally celebrating women. And paying more attention to not only their contributions, but also when horrible things happen to them in other parts of the world. We must receive the same respect as men, both socially and on a much more basic level of humanity.


2017.12.07. 19:11
If you are an entrepreneur you will love our last post ๐Ÿ”ฅ


2017.12.07. 21:11
Role models โœจ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ


2017.12.07. 22:43
@mpolii this speaks right to my heart!


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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #inspirational project ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ I've seen the movie HiddenFigues shortly - was really interesting getting to know a little bit more about some of those great ladies #recommend


2017.12.10. 21:51
First African American woman to orbit Space. Amazing woman, had to do a huge paper on her in School and glad I did. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€


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It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?


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Major curriculum revisions are way overdue.!


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Love this..


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