Says photographer Jaime Moore:“So my amazing daughter, Emma, turned 5 last month, and I had been searching everywhere for new-creative inspiration for her 5yr pictures. I noticed quite a pattern of so many young girls dressing up as beautiful Disney Princesses, no matter where I looked 95% of the “ideas” were the “How to’s” of how to dress your little girl like a Disney Princess…We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world.”
As a kid, I can safely tell you that this would have been a dream come true. I remember growing up reading a picture book that featured women like Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart, and Wilma Rudolph as girls getting up to crazy shenanigans and just generally being awesome.
I also had a portrait of Sojourner Truth (my namesake) hanging in my living room with an excerpt of her “Ain’t I a Woman” speech that I could quote word-for-word from a pretty young age.
I grew up with my favorite stories starring Tahirih and Susan B. Anthony, the American Girl dolls books, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Lizzie and Jane Bennett.
So, not only is this an incredible thing to do for your daughter, it’s also totally plausible and inspiring.
I never grew up thinking that I couldn’t do whatever it is I wanted to do just because I’m a girl and it’s in-part because of the stories of these women that I was exposed to.
I’m not bashing Disney Princesses either—their stories have their own merit, too. It’s just important to impart to your daughters that there’s more than one way to be a girl, and there’s more than one way to be a woman.
source: planetary collective
“It’s a landscape archtitect’s job to pay attention to the things nobody else notices: the placement of benches, the way a rail curves around a tree, everything…”
“Why are those things important if nobody notices?”
“Because there’s an intrinsic feeling to being in balance.”