This was from a poem written by Kent M Keith and read to her children by the amazing Hedy Lamarr.
It wouldn't be surprising if you were unaware that Lamarr invented the communication system called "frequency hopping" which was a radio system used to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII - the technology that is the foundation of WiFi and Bluetooth.
Lamarr was more well known for her sultry beauty than her brilliance in science and engineering. But despite having no support or funding, she had contributed to a discovery that changed the course of the 20th century which has, for the most part, gone unrecognised.
WE took notice of Lamarr when a new documentary about Lamarr’s life called "Bombshell" was released earlier this year. Lamarr’s tale is one that is not unfamiliar to many women to this day, it is of a brilliant woman who was consistently underestimated. It also demonstrates clearly why on-screen representation matters – of all the parts that Lamarr was given to play, none were as great, or inspirational, as her real life.
Catch "Bombshell" if you can, you won't regret it ❤️