This article http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5526236?utm_hp_ref=tw is a reminder that we still have a long way to go in allowing all people to be what they are capable of being. Even to our own selves, we may create an image that reinforces the messages we hear or say. It is challenging to realize it when it happens, much like air that we do not see yet feel the effects of, micro messages are hard to detect but very powerful. Statements that introduce doubt, discourage, or diminish someone from their pursuits because of gender, ethnicity, etc must be banished. It is a lifelong journey to believe in ourselves and others perhaps, but it is one reason I blog and it is worth the difference I hope it makes. Here is supporting You, and me, in our STEM journeys!