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New List Celebrates the Beauty of Black Women Scientists


With her list of 73 sexy Black female scientists, Kyla McMullen is dismantling multiple destructive stereotypes about Black women. Not only are we beautiful and intelligent, but Black women are pursuing the highest levels of education in the much discussed STEM fields.


Kyla explains, "The face of Science needs an extreme makeover. If the current generation is going to be engaged in scientific careers, we need to dispel the stereotypical image of a scientist as being a white, glasses wearing, socially-inept nerd."

Representation matters, and it's important to show the world, not to mention the little girls who might want to enter these fields, that Black women are in these fields and their education does not strip them of their desirability. The list features a wide array of women who've pursued a host of different fields.

View the full list here.

Photo Credit: KylaMcMullen.com

Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or

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