STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY
A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.
Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.
A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person
About the Author
KATE T. PARKER is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine-art projects and commercial work for clients across North America. Her Strong Is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg's, and Oxygen. The project has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations like Girls on the Run and The Bully Project that invests in girls' health and education. When she's not photographing, Kate can be found coaching her daughters' soccer teams. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.
Praise for the Book
“Positively moving and totally glorious.” — Booklist
“Within these pages, we see girls as they naturally are and what they want and demand the world to see. They are inspiring, wise and grounded in the certainty that they will take the world by storm.” — Rosalind Wiseman, author or Queen Bees & Wannabes and the Owning Up Curriculum
“An amazing celebration of the strength, confidence, and energy of girls and young women who are just beginning to understand their power in the world.” — Ann Shoket, former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine and author of The Big Life
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