The father of a seven-year-old girl reached out to female mechanics on Facebook after his daughter was told she cannot become a mechanic because she is a girl, reports The Herald.
Mia Hosking from Plymouth was told she wouldn’t be able to become a mechanic and banger racer due to her gender at school.
To cheer his daughter up, dad David took to Facebook, writing: “[Ladies] and gents help is needed my seven year old princess has been told the career she would like to do she cant because shes a girl.
“Mia would like to be a mechanic and banger race just like dad im asking the power of Facebook and my oval family to tag female mechanics and racers so mia can see she can do what she wants todo and gender means nothing.”
Dozens of women responded to assure Mia that her dreams are not limited by her gender.
Liz Dicken wrote: “Tell her not let anyone stop her dreams.
“I was told things like that, I’m 15 years old and already earned myself a job as a mechanic on a prestigious race team and pit crew for cooper mini’s/BMW touring cars.”
Another supporter, Donna-Marie Cottrell, added to the comments: “I’m no champ, but enjoy being on the track.
“I’ve been racing myself for 11 years and loved every minute, so do my two little ones.
“Go chase your dreams sweetheart.”
David said that Mia was “excited” by the flurry of comments from women encouraging her to follow her dreams.