Dear Girls: On Being Brave

Claire Bidwell Smith Girls

So, by my own definition, is that bravery? Living my life, even though I’m afraid to.

Strong is the New Pretty

Kate T. Parker Girls

Strong is the New Pretty is a series of photographs showing my two young girls, as well as their friends, just as they are — loud, athletic, fearless, messy, joyous, frustrated. I wanted to celebrate these girls as they are, not how females are expected to be. I wanted to celebrate them, just as they are, and show them that is enough.

Like Mother, My Daughter

Christine Burke Girls

She just turned nine this week which means, I only have nine more years to get her ready to fight for herself in the real world. There are just SO. MANY. THINGS I want her to know.

I Wish You Weren’t My Sister

Jennifer Savage Girls

I was at the end of long day of sibling fighting. Injustices hurled one from the other. A car ride turned tense. The threat of a harmful blow with a pocket swiss army knife. A yoga mat to the head purposefully. Constant negotiation. “Use your words” went out the window around 10 a.m. only to be replaced with “don’t hit your sister again!”