When I was a little girl, all the astronauts were men. We would watch TV shows about Dr. Leakey, the archaeologist. And of course, we loved watching the shows with Jacques Cousteau.
These were amazing people. But where were the women? We never saw role models at the time in science and exploration to inspire us. Could we even BE scientists and explorers?
Fortunately, now we are starting to hear more of the stories of the women who pioneered the way in those areas. And for young women, and girls, National Geographic brings us “No Boundaries… 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice.” It’s a wonderfully colorful book, filled with bits and pieces of wisdom, and backstories on these women scientists.
In this episode, we talk with Gabby Salazar, one of the authors, and a nature and conservation photographer and social scientist, who has traveled the world, living in tropical rainforests and on tropical islands. We’ll ask her how they chose the women to be included in the book, which story inspired her, and what she hopes girls and young women will take from this book. It’s a conversation sure to inspire you – and the young girls in your life!