As a child, every page of every science textbook was just filled with men. I was taught about Neil Armstrong, but not Mae Jemison. I knew all about Charles Darwin, but not Mary Anning. I never doubted that I loved science, but I couldn't see a place for me in the scientific world because I didn't know the stories of the people like me. I was a girl from the working class, who didn't know anyone who had been to university. I relied on the media for my inspiration, but even there, I never saw anyone like me. Writing for Smore means I can contribute to changing this for the next generation of scientists.