And now, for your Wednesday morning dose of grrl power: Jaime Moore, mama to adorable five-year-old Emma, decided to stage a photo shoot featuring her daughter dressed as groundbreaking women. No Disney princesses here! The shoot honors five powerful ladies: Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Jane Goodall, and Coco Chanel.
“I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything,” Moore wrote on her website. “So let’s set aside the Barbie Dolls and the Disney Princesses for just a moment, and let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.”
Though most of us have played with a Barbie doll at some point (even if it was just to chop her hair/head off), it’s so important for little girls to know that not only can they dream of being models, actresses, and pop stars, but also doctors, lawyers and heck, even president. Our hats are off to you, Ms. Moore. And Emma, we’re jealous of whatever treasures must be stowed in your dress-up box!
Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor.