We Are More Than the Person in the Kitchen
Diana Trujillo reflects on her childhood dreams of escaping poverty and the low expectations of her male family members for somewhere grander-- somewhere like the night sky.
DIANA TRUJILLO: I started dreaming about space even when I was back in Columbia, right? I remember trying to escape myself, at least mentally from all of that environment and just laying down on the grass and looking at the sky and thinking, something has to be out there that is better than this. I said, you know what? That's what I want to be.
I want to be out there, looking back in, showing my family that women have value. I'm representing females. I'm representing women. I'm representing how awesome we are. Maybe that will make my dad and my uncles and my grandfather and my society realize we are more than just the person in the kitchen.