Geeks: Support a 1st grader who loves Star Wars!

Posted by Gina Rosenthal in women in tech | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

My friend Sunshine posted an interesting link this afternoon. Its a geek call to action: an adorable 1st grader is being teased about bringing a Star Wars water bottle to school. Because girls aren’t supposed to like Star Wars and all.

Katie’s mom tells the whole story here. The ask? Let Katie know anyone can like Star Wars not just boys!!

Here is my message to Katie:

I’m a girl and I have ALWAYS loved Star Wars. When I was little, I stood in line to be one of the first people in the theater to see the movies. Although to be honest, Episode 1 was somewhat of a let-down….I was grown then and went with my grown baby brother and my kids. But that is an entirely different story for another time….

I was remarried this summer, and the recessional music (the music you walk out to once you’ve kissed the bride!) was the Throne Room Music music from Episode IV. 🙂

Here is a picture of my husband and I a couple of years ago. We love it, even though it is sort of dorky!


Katie those boys are wrong! Everyone is allowed to like and even LOVE Star Wars. I hope this makes you feel a little braver about using your awesome Star Wars water bottle!

If you want to encourage Katie, leave a comment here or here.

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