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These 3 Girls Dressing Up as 'Hidden Figures' Characters Will Make Your Day

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Let's be real: it's been a tough week (or last 11 days, if you want to be exact). We're all in need of some inspiration at this point - and luckily, these three elementary school girls are here to make your day.

Ambrielle Baker-Rogers, Miah Bell-Olson and Morgan Coleman, students at Milwaukee College Prep, came to school dressed as the three main characters from the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures as part of a Black History Month project - and their costumes totally nailed the movie poster.

Jerrica Rogers, the mother of one of the students, told BuzzFeed, "The teacher who organized it, Mr. Terrance Sims, wanted to create a series of posters that positively affirm the excellence of his students, as well as shine a light on the beauty of African-American culture."

For the uninitiated, Hidden Figures is the true story of Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, the three black female NASA scientists who helped send John Glenn into space - and were largely previously uncredited for it. 

"I love the message it promotes, especially for young black girls," Rogers told BuzzFeed. "It gives them role models in a field where our representation is so low. It was just an awesome and empowering experience," she said of dressing up her daughter.

Even further proof of how dead-on their looks were? The girls even got a shoutout from the movie's star Janelle Monáe herself:

If anything, the photo is proof that representation matters - and Hidden Figures has offered an amazing start.


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