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February has been a good month.
I got featured on my friend Alexis’ blog for her: ‘Sully Asks A Scientist’ series.
My birthday brought me some major wardrobe upgrades (thanks to my partner’s great taste):
And, most importantly, I went to see Black Panther. TWICE. And it may have resulted in me acting a little extra since…
Plenty of people have talked about how amazing this movie is and there’s a lot of great analysis on the story and aesthetics.
But what I want to talk about is the impact it’s had.
The memes, the outfits, the pure joy!
Black Panther has gotten so many of us to dream about a glorious Afrofuturistic world and I think that’s just magical.
I for one, want to see #WakandanSTEM happen.
I want Shuri to be our patron saint.
Next time someone asks me what I’m doing after this PhD, I’m gonna say I’m applying to be a professor at the University of Wakanda.
If I were a professor at U of Wakanda, I would, of course, be teaching Biological Anthropology and about 60% of my curriculum on Human Variation would be African Diversity (instead of the traditional 0%).