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Real women in history photo shoot with 5 year old girl

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A beautiful concept

When photographer Jaime Moore's daughter recently turned five, she decided to mark the occasion with a special photo shoot. Looking around for inspiration she was struck by how few options she was presented with. "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." It struck Moore that although there was nothing wrong with pretending to be a princess, with their lovely dresses and magical stories, they weren't exactly realistic role models for her daughter to aspire to. That started her thinking about what kinds of REAL women her little girl might look up to instead. "My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything." With that in mind Moore went about choosing five amazing women throughout history in honor of her daughter turning five. The hard part, she said, was selecting so few as there are as she put it, "thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world." Eventually she managed to narrow it down though. Here are the truly inspiring results of their shoot together. 

P.S. The quotes attached to the photographs we're really small so I re-wrote them to make it easier to read. What do think about this project?

Susan B. Anthony

“Forget conventionalism; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.”  - Susan B. Anthony

Coco Chanel

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different- Life isn't about finding yourself it's about creating yourself." -Coco Chanel

Amelia Earhart

"Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done. Thereby establishing themselves as persons and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such consideration was a contributing reason for my wanting to do what I so much wanted to do." -Amelia Earhart

Helen Keller

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have to set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. What I am looking for is out there. It's in me." - Helen Keller

Jane Goodall

"My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did, because Africa was the 'Dark Continent', and because I was a girl. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -Jane Goodall


  1. They all made such an impact on the world...but Jane would be my idea !

  2. I think this idea is AMAZING and SO creative. Def need to keep it in mind when I have a daughter!!