A 14-year old Florida girl has raised over $100,000 to send girls to see A Wrinkle in Time.
Three months ago, Taylor Richardson created a GoFundMe page to raise money to send 1000 girls to see Ava DuVernay’s latest film, according to NPR.
She wrote on the donation’s page that the movie featured a girl in the lead role of a science fiction movie and that was something new for her.
“A brown girl front and center who looks like me in the role of Meg, a girl traveling to different planets and encountering beings and situations that I’d never seen a girl of color in,” she wrote on the page. “It shows young, black girls deserving a chance to be a part of the sci-fi cultural canon.”
Richardson had wanted to raise $15,000 to send the girls to see the film and ended up exceeding her goal by over $85,000.
Celebrities caught wind of Richardson’s plans and donated major dollars to her GoFundMe.
Earlier this month on Good Morning America, Oprah surprised Richardson with $50,000 donation, director J.J. Abrams gave $10,000 and actor Chris Pine, who stars in A Wrinkle in Time, donated $25,000.
The teen is no stranger to raising funds. Her previous fundraising efforts raised $20,000 to send girls to screenings of Hidden Figures and to send herself to space camp.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.