“Just watch, all of you men. I’ll show you what a woman can do. . . . I’ll go across the country, I’ll race to the Moon. . . . I’ll never look back.” – Edna Gardner Whyte, regards her first solo flight, New Year’s Day, 1931
‘Fly Like A Girl‘, is more than just an award-winning film. “It’s a movement of young girls and women relentlessly pursuing their passion for aviation. A field currently dominated by men.” The documentary, which marks Katie McEntire Wiatt’s feature-length directorial debut, “explores the courageous history of women in aviation” and “brings to light the many women who are doing extraordinary work in aviation and STEM today.”
‘Fly Like a Girl’ tells the stories and amplifies the voices of girls and women who dare/ed “to aim higher”. Among them, Taylor Richardson, a now 15-year-old aspiring astronaut we’ve been covering since she was just 12. Taylor’s continuous stream of achievements, accomplishments, and recognitions as a STEMinist, history-maker, philanthropist, literacy advocate, and anti-bullying crusader, are all part of her determined mission to be the first astronaut on Mars. The film “also examines why many young girls don’t see themselves in aviation / STEM related fields and how society can begin to change this perception.”
‘Fly Like a Girl’ has been on the film festival circuit all year, and details on the 2020 screening schedule are coming soon.