International Day of the Girl: So much progress, yet so much to do. Funny it is also Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday … “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”
Today, the International Day of the Girl, is an important day as the international community recognizes the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
This year’s theme is “innovating for girls’ education.” Why education? Education is one of the most powerful tools an individual can have, and for a girl the benefits are enormous. An educated girl will delay marriage, she is more likely to have fewer children, her children are more likely to go to school, and she will contribute to the economy of her country.
I loved these pictures … what a great thing to do to teach a young girl about iconic, but real women.
Photographer and mother Jaime Moore searched high and low for creative inspiration to take photos of her 5-year-old daughter Emma but found most of the ideas were how to dress your little girl like a Disney princess. It got her thinking about some real women for her daughter to look up to, whether that be a pilot, a doctor, or even an astronaut.
Then she did what I can only describe as kick-ass. Below are the five inspirational women she dressed her daughter as. Then scroll down to see the bonus sixth photo because it made me smile so much.