You know the feeling...that sick feeling in your stomach or tightness in the chest when you or someone close to you is mistreated because of ignorance, prejudice or jealousy. These are just some of the visceral feelings we had watching Hidden Figures, the new movie about the real lives of three African-American women, Dorothy Johnson, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson who sought to fulfil their potential as mathematicians in NASA during the 60's.
Looking back at their story now some 50 years later, it's horrifying to see how people were mistreated through to the hatred of segregation but also confronting that women all over the world still experience daily oppression in all its forms when they simply go about being their best.
The tragedy for the world is when this oppression wins out over talent. Worn down by years of negativity, objectification, and the low expectations of others, too many women have to fend off what others believe their ‘rightful’ place in society to be.
This ‘avenue of low expectations’ eats away at hope, aspiratio