Here’s why #SciencePrincess is trending on Twitter
Celeste Labedz, a cryoseismologist, recently garnered headlines with a tweet. During tweet reads, “ I firmly believe that kids should not be taught that girly things and sciencey things are mutually exclusive. Therefore, I packed a cape with my fieldwork gear just to show what glaciologist Princess Elsa would look like. #SciencePrincess #TheColdNeverBotheredMeAnyway”.
The tweet, which gained over 10,000 likes within a few hours, also included an image of Celeste. She’s seen donning a cape—that resembles the one worn by Princess Elsa from Disney’s Frozen—while investigating the use of seismometers to detect earthquakes on glaciers in Alaska’s Juneau Icefield.
This prompted a barrage of other leading women scientists to share their #SciencePrincess stories. An animal welfare scientist, Dr Lauren M Robinson, shared her images and said, “I did my 1st postdoc at Disney World where I wore dress and heels while running around the zoo and now I wear jeans, sneakers, and bright eyeshadow when I work with dogs and wolves! We can dress how we want and be whom we are all while being amazing scientists.” Many parents tweeted their children have also been inspired by the tweet and stories shared by those using the #SciencePrincess hashtag.
I firmly believe that kids should NOT be taught that girly things & science-y things are mutually exclusive. Therefore, I packed a cape with my field work gear just to show what Glaciologist Princess Elsa would look like! #SciencePrincess #TheColdNeverBotheredMeAnyway pic.twitter.com/Tr5si9tLag— Celeste Labedz (@celestelabedz) July 17, 2019