Her Very Own Galaxy

As a child, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil used to gaze at the night sky and dream of reaching the stars.  Driven by the desire to study the universe, she left her home to pursue an education in Physics.  Her parents were criticized for letting her move away for her education because young women weren’t supposed to live away from the family. 

Despite these attitudes and stereotypes, she pursued her dream and became an astrophysicist which put her closer to reaching those stars.  And she did when she discovered a rare galaxy nicknamed Burçin galaxy.

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This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Sources: National Geographic; Wikipedia; Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil

6 Replies to “Her Very Own Galaxy”

  1. Dear Adele,

    How lovely to learn about this courageous woman. I always say if G-d didn’t expect women to use their talents he wouldn’t have given them to them, along with dreams and aspirations. Some will never get that…sadly. Good story.



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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Yes, it was a treat learning about her and all that she has accomplished in spite of stereotypes and lack of support and encouragement from some. And you’re right. God gave women talents to be used for His glory and for the benefit of others. Sadly, some will never get that. Thanks 🙂 Am happy you liked the story.


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