Meet Taylor Richardson, a 14 year old girl from Jacksonville, Florida who raised over $20,000 to send 1,000 girls to see Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, when it releases in theaters on March 9th.
In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Taylor said she came up with the campaign for “A Wrinkle in Time” because “representation matters.”
“I wanted all girls, especially girls of color, to know they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up and also can struggle and have flaws and still be successful in life,” Taylor said.
She also shared some advice for other young girls from her own idol, Mae Jemison, who was the first African-American woman to travel in space.
“Never be limited by the people’s limited imaginations, which my idol said, but always work hard and get an education and just be the warrior you truly are.”
On her GoFundMe, Taylor lists some of the reasons why she’s excited about the upcoming Disney film, but the one listed below had us screaming,”You Go Girl!”
“Most impressive and importantly, it’s a fantasy film that is not about some white boys fighting evil, but about a black girl overcoming it,” Taylor wrote.
This isn’t the first time Taylor has raised money for girls to go see a movie, Taylor, who dreams of a career in STEM, raised $18,000 and hosted multiple screenings to help 1,000 girls see “Hidden Figures” last year.