Sisters In The Storm, a collective of Black Women focused on community engagement and Sisterhood among Black Women, have kicked off A Wrinkle In Time Challenge, inspired by a little Black girl named Stormiyah Denson-Jackson. Jackson a real life Meg Murry, took her own life, due to bullying from her classmates for being a nerd.
In late January, Jackson passed away in an apparent suicide at the public boarding school she attended. She was twelve years old and already madly in love with math and science — a #RealMeg. But this love she had made her the target of bullying and verbal abuse from her classmates. Devastated by their taunts, she chose to end her life rather than live with the shame they tried to make her feel for being a “nerd” who enjoyed engaging with sciences and mathematics.
Via Sisters In The Storm:
“We want Black girls to see their Blackness as something to be admired, celebrated, and valued, and we want Black girls interested in STEM not to feel that their Blackness is a barrier to their dreams. We want them to know that they should never have to quiet their storm for the comfort of others. They are not too much for the world and the light they carry has the power to lead many out of darkness.”
The following are the list of cities, the group will participate in:
Austin, TX, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Greensboro, NC, Houston, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Plainfield, NJ, and Washington, DC.
A Wrinkle In Time hits theaters, March 9th[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVnhyZuQrqQ[/embedyt]