No this is not a dating ad, but a list compiled by Kyla McMullen, who wants to dismantle the stereotypes surrounding black women and education. McMullen compiled a list of 73 black female scientists who are not only paving their way through higher education, but also making headway in the STEM fields.
“The face of Science needs an extreme makeover. If the current generation is going to be engaged in scientific careers, we need to dispel the stereotypical image of a scientist as being a white, glasses wearing, socially-inept nerd,” stated McMullen.
McMullen, herself a scientist, was inspired to create the list when she noticed a Business Insider article showcasing The Sexiest Scientists Alive and realized it lacked black women.
“If I were a young Black girl looking at the Business Insider Article, I would unconsciously be receiving the not-so-subtle message that people who look like me do not excel in science. So why would I try a scientific career?” McMullen asked.
The list includes women in careers that vary from Molecular Biology to Engineering. And yes, they’re all beautiful.
View the full list here.