Anyone who has met me knows that I am not your ‘typical chick’. I have marched to the beat of my own drummer since birth and have made it a point to defy gender roles at every turn. So when I found myself (a woman with a fierce aversion to the color pink), mother to a tutu loving little girl, I made it my personal mission to expose her to as many female power houses as possible. I feel like these books were made just for us.
Each one is full of one page biographical tales about remarkable women throughout history from Queen Elizabeth to Frida Kahlo. Silky pages filled with true stories that read like fairy tales about women who pushed boundaries and defied traditions. Each inspiring tale is accompanied by a portrait created by different women from all over the world.
Wyatt Rose & I have been obsessed since we first cracked the cover and can sit for hours thumbing the pages. She now considers women like Michelle Obama, Amelia Earhart & Joan Jett her heroes. Sure, princesses still exist in our house as does the color pink, but it’s ok; because our princesses are scaling mountain faces in pink hiking boots. So when asked about her future self, she now responds with ballerina…And Scientist.
The dedication in the first book says it all: “To the rebel girls of the world: Dream bigger, aim higher, fight harder and when in doubt remember you are right.”