A New Twist On the Game of Dress-Up

Jaime Moore, mother to 5 year old Emma Moore, decided to do something a little different for her daughter’s 5th birthday. Typically, mothers like to dress their daughters in Disney princess costumes or other fictional characters but Jaime decided to add her own twist to this game of dress-up. Instead of dressing Emma in a princess’ costume, she dressed Emma up in costumes of powerful and successful female role models such as Amelia Earhart, Jane Goodall, Susan B. Anthony, and Helen Keller. These photographs are amazing because Emma looks exactly like the historical pictures, down to the facial expressions and everything. According to Jaime, taking these pictures really boosted Emma’s confidence and they both loved doing it. I think that this is such an awesome thing to do. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a Disney princess but I feel like there’s something so much more empowering to dress up as a woman who has made an impact on the world in real life. I feel like this could influence girls to want to be more successful. Going along with that, the photographs are also important because they play a big role in boosting self confidence as well. That is why selfies have become so popular these days, people love the feedback they get from taking them. Also, by taking photographs and sharing them publicly other people are going to see them and possibly feel inspired to do the same thing as well. This story matters and is important because it could be a great way for females to start looking up to these real life role models as opposed to the fictional princess characters (again, not that there’s anything wrong with them). Photography is a huge medium in sending messages across. This has been seen time and time again with photos such as the man falling from the WTC on 9/11 and the man who got pushed into a subway track in NY that the NY Post published. However, not all pictures have to be sad to send a message. Photos like these send a great message and can inspire many girls to try to be as successful as possible.

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