"'When you're a kid and you're doing so well in these subjects, sometimes you can be called a nerd," she says. Wright says that the meaning of the word "nerd" has evolved since she was at school. "Back then, when I was growing up, being a nerd was not a cool thing, and so many people felt isolated just because they like science, just because they were acing their maths exams or homework, they were looked down upon.'
But, through her role in Black Panther, Wright has sent a clear message to young women: Being a nerd is cool. Being a woman in STEM? Even cooler"
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