growing a STEM girl

Matilda's life has been literally full of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) since she was 9 days old. As she lay in the hospital on life support, as I watched her receive transfusions daily, as they replaced her failing liver with a vibrant new one, I couldn't help but think about how amazing it was that someone came up with all of this. Someone decided to take a risk and experiment with the possibilities before them. And because of that, Matilda is alive.

So when Green Works asked me to partner with them on a project to educate and enhance STEM possibilities for young girls, I thought it was the perfect fit. We plan to educate Matilda about her body, what it is capable of, and what medical procedures are needed to keep her healthy and safe. The more that she can grow in her understanding, the better.

One of the residents told us as Matilda was being discharged from the hospital, "man, one day, she is going to have one hell of a good college essay to write." And I think he was right about that. Perhaps Matilda will become a doctor or surgeon herself, maybe she will invent a better way to transport and preserve donor organs, or maybe she will engineer the first artificial liver. I don't know what she will be when she grows up, but I want her to know that she is capable of anything and I want to expose her to a large enough variety that she can feel empowered to choose her own life goals.

Thanks to Green Works, we can get as messy and creative during the process and feel good about cleaning up with their natural and compostable wipes. To learn more about their products as well as their initiative to encourage STEM for young girls, follow this link.

This post is sponsored by Green Works. Visit their website to learn more about their products and watch this quick video to learn more about their #NaturalPotential campaign to encourage girls in STEM.

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