Heather Mitchell, an inspirational photographer from Moulton, Alabama was inspired to create an empowering photo series that depict little girls as athletes and princesses at the same time. She’s on a mission to break the social conditioning that our daughters have to choose between being either athletic or girly girls.
Inspired by her childhood when she was playing every sport at school while wearing lipstick, she wants young girls to believe that they can be anything they want to be. She began the photo series with her eight-year-old daughter Paislee who she dressed as a princess with tiara while posting with softball gear.
When she posted the photos to her Facebook page, other local moms started contacting her to do similar photoshoots for their daughters, too. This inspired the project to kick off and go viral. She has now captured girls in princess dresses with basketballs, baseball bats, and other sport gears.
Mitchell wants to send a strong message to every young girl and their parents that they need to think of out the box, because there is no box and that whatever dreams they have in life, they can make them come true by being true to themselves. We can’t agree more with her, and if you agree too then please feel free to share this post with every girl and mom out there.