As the mother of 5- and 8-year-old daughters, Atlanta-based photographer Kate T. Parker takes the way that society views females to heart. That's why she began her ongoing photo project, "Strong is the New Pretty." In Kate's own words:
It 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. Being pretty or perfect is not important. Being who they are is.
We chatted with Kate about the inspiration for her ambitious project, what she hopes it will accomplish, and what her daughters think of being her subjects. Keep reading to see what she has to say, and allow the captivating imagery to speak for itself.
Source: Kate T. Parker Photography