A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent this link to me. It was from creative Texas based photographer Jaime Moore, who was looking around for inspiration for her daughter’s five year old photos, and didn’t wish to go the Disney princess route. She decided to teach Emma about real women who paved the way for all modern women.
In Jaime’s own words, she says:
It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better. 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.
Even though I don’t have a daughter, it did strike a chord with me, as I often forget about the sacrifice many women have made on my behalf. In this celebrity crazed ‘you’re famous for just being famous’ society we live in, it was a great reminder that these women’s sacrifices had great costs, but paved the way for our careers, and ability to vote. Their sacrifices gave us a chance and a voice.