This Mom Has Been Dressing Up Her Daughter as Influential Women Since 2018, and How Amazing

Jenelle Wexler's daughter Liberty Jaine was just 3 weeks old when an unexpected tradition was born. Jenelle dressed her up as the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and from then on, she set out on a mission to highlight hundreds of additional influential women who have paved (or currently are paving) the way for other women and people in general.

"I first came up with the idea to shoot Liberty as Frida Kahlo as I thought the two had similar physical features," Jenelle told POPSUGAR. "The shots came out wonderfully, and it was soon after that I thought about other women in history that have contributed to the betterment of women and people as a whole. I feel it is important to try and instill the types of traits these women portrayed . . . intellect, courage, athletic ability, and a multitude of traits I hope I can teach my children."

Liberty, now a year and 9 months old, has since posed in tons of photos as inspiring women (and is usually smiling big thanks to the behind-the-scenes work of her older brother, River). Some of Jenelle's favorite re-creations have been Amelia Earhart, Alicia Keys, Oprah Winfrey, and Ellen DeGeneres, and she has a bunch more ideas for portrayals in the future. As for how the re-creations come about, Jenelle puts a lot of DIY effort into the whole operation.

"Making the costumes is so much fun! One of my hobbies is sewing, so I have a plethora of supplies in my craft room to make the majority of these outfits," she said. "I also love finding items at thrift stores that I can easily re-create for the photos. I would definitely say the majority of these outfits are DIY from pipe cleaners for earrings to electric rake to make stripes on clothing."

But aside from all the fun the photo shoots inspire, Jenelle hopes that these photos will do so much more for Liberty as she grows up.

"I am hopeful that when Liberty is older and looks back at these photos, she finds them to be fun yet informatively positive," Jenelle said. "I attempted to capture these women's essence in Liberty . . . [and] bring attention to their specific stories to show how important these women's actions were in helping to shape our current society for the better. I believe these women continue to inspire the young females of present day to push boundaries and strive beyond equality. I feel it is important to pay tribute to the women who fought for and helped protect and further women's causes. I only hope these are the individuals that Liberty herself chooses to admire and aspire to be like."

See some of Liberty's adorable portrayals ahead!

Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

Princess Diana

The late Princess of Wales who received the Freedom of the City of London, which is awarded to people who have achieved success in their field.


A singer, rapper, and songwriter who addresses issues surrounding sexuality, race, and body positivity.


An actress, comedian, writer, and producer who is the first Asian American actress to win a Golden Globe for the best actress in a musical or comedy.

Christina Koch

A NASA astronaut who holds the record for the longest continuous stay in space by a woman.

Katie Sowers

The first female and openly LGBTQ+ person to coach in a Super Bowl.

Hedy Lamarr

A Hollywood actress in the 1940s and an avid inventor who helped create advances in communication technology that led to today's GPS and Bluetooth.

Wangari Maathai

The founder of the Green Belt Movement and a renowned social, environmental, and political activist.

Greta Thunberg

A 17-year-old Swedish political activist seeking to stop global warming and climate change.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States appointed in 1993.

Lucille Ball

An American actress and comedian most known for her role on I Love Lucy, who was the first woman to run a major television studio.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress who beat out a 10-term New York Democrat incumbent.

Rayka Zehtabchi

The first Iranian-American woman to win an Oscar — it was for her documentary short film Period. End of Sentence.

Coretta Scott King

An American civil rights activist and the wife of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Gloria Steinem

A Jewish-American feminist, journalist, and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of the American feminist movement.

Aretha Franklin

An American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist.

Shirley Chisholm

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Lindsey Vonn

A former American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team.

Harriet Tubman

An American abolitionist and political activist who was born into slavery.

Sojourner Truth

An African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist.

Maya Angelou

An American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

Rosa Parks

An activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Oprah Winfrey

An American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist.

Naomi Osaka

A professional tennis player who represents Japan.

Ellen DeGeneres

An American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist.

Alicia Keys

An American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer.

Frida Kahlo

A Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by Mexican culture.


A Lemhi Shoshone woman who is known for her help with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Missy Elliott

A five-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer.

Dian Fossey

An American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups.

Amelia Earhart

An American aviation pioneer and author who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Diana Ross

An American singer, record producer, and actress, who was part of the best charting girl group in US history, The Supremes.

Abby Wambach

A retired American soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion who now fights for equality, equity, inclusion, and fair play across industries.

Hillary Clinton

An American politician and diplomat who served as first lady of the United States and was the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major US political party.

Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines is the co-owner, cofounder, and lead designer of Magnolia Homes, and previously costarred in HGTV's Fixer Upper with her husband, Chip.