Taylor Denise Richardson’s star shone bright on stage at Inspirefest 2018.

As day one of Inspirefest 2018 kicked off, Taylor Denise Richardson (AKA Astronaut StarBright) took to the stage and made clear her intentions to become a scientist, astronaut and engineer.

She has a keen vision for where this determination will take her, too: “Straight to Mars and beyond!”

Already an accomplished advocate, activist and philanthropist, she has overcome bullying, financial obstacles and reading difficulties with a smile on her face. She even has her own meaning for her ADHD: Abundantly Different and Happily Divine.

Showing no sign of slowing down, Richardson has some words of encouragement for her peers: “I want girls to know that they can not only touch the stars, but they are already their own special and unique star.”


Words by Shelly Madden