Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 135 of The New Family Podcast where we talk to a photographer about portraying strong, positive images of girls.
Photographer Kate T. Parker joins us on the show today. Kate is the author of a gorgeous and compelling new photo book called Strong is The New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves. Kate is the mother of two loud, messy, adventurous girls, and in 2015 her “Strong is the New Pretty” photo series went viral, having clearly struck a chord both for the beautiful, raw images and the positive messages behind them. She’s here to share what inspires her to help change the conversation about what girls are supposed to be and how they’re supposed to look.
Here are some resources related to my discussion with Kate.
Kate’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“I think the best piece of advice is to raise your kids for who they are not for who you’d like them to be. And that’s really hard because we have all these expectations of what we expect our kid to be or what we’d like them to be, or what we were like. But it really is important to celebrate your child for who they actually are and encouraging that because their confidence and self-worth will come from that.”
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