From a young age, girls are sent the message that they have to either be girly-girls or tomboys. There’s no in between and there’s no overlapping.
Well, not anymore.
Heather Mitchell runs HMP Couture Imagery in Alabama, and she shoots portraits of young girls who want to do what they want to do. Her series is called “Because you can do it all”, and it has gone viral in a big way.
Mitchell said, “My youngest daughter is 8 and she is trying softball this year for the first time. We were at practice a few weeks ago and I was talking with the other moms. I was saying that I hoped Paislee learned to love the game because she was athletic. One of the moms told me that she was not athletic, that she was a girly-girl.”
She added, “I couldn’t sleep that night. All I could think was, ‘Why does she have to choose?’ I played every sport my school offered and wore lipstick to every game. So the next day we went to the studio and created her shot.”
After posting shots of her daughter Paislee on Facebook, the requests from other moms came flooding in.
Take a look at these young ladies.
Mitchell added a final comment. “My parent taught me that I could be anything I wanted growing up. I didn’t realize till I was much older that everyone is not that blessed.”
Great stuff! Remember girls – you can do it all!