Congratulations to the cast of Hidden Figures for taking home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture! Congratulations are also due to Octavia Spencer who won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
We absolutely loved watching this uplifting film on screen and learning more about the real life story of Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Katherine Johnson, the Black women who did the calculations that sent America into space in 1962.
Even accomplished astronaut Yvonne Cagle was inspired by the story saying, "It's my story. It's your story. It's our story. It's a conversation that talks about: Even with limited thinking, dreaming is limitless."
Check out the podcast on NPR below.
These three ladies were truly game changers within NASA and remain important to the conversation about women in STEM careers today.
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe did a great job portraying the strength, courage, and smarts of these three women... but we wouldn't be FFgirls if we didn't also notice how well they rocked statement lip colors on screen.
This week, we encourage you to channel your inner Mary, Dorothy, and/or Katherine: Listen to the podcast, try one of the lip colors from the movie below, stare in the mirror, and tell yourself, "I can go to the moon if I want to. I can do anything."
Use your Starter Kit or create a custom mix using the Finding Ferdinand colors listed in the photo captions below. (If you're on mobile, rotate your screen to see the color descriptions under the photo.)
Brittney Jackson Moseley, FF Marketing