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.
A celebration of strong girls in photographs. These remarkable images of girls range from yogis to skateboarders to cancer survivors to valedictorians, and prove that female strength is more than just muscles - it's being confident, creative, determined, fearless, independent, joyful, kind, resilient, and wild.
Femtastic... A powerful book. --FamilyCircle Magazine
Strong Is The New Pretty is the definition of girl power. --Buzzfeed
A lovely exploration filled with exquisite images of girls and quotes about what makes them strong, beautiful, and confident ... stunning. --School Library Journal
Positively moving and totally glorious. --Booklist
This is 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. Imagine how much more we can all accomplish when girls honor what their bodies can do and focus on their dreams rather than fixate on what they look like and obsess about their shape. --Ann Shoket, former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine and author of The Big Life
Within the pages of Strong Is the New Pretty, 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 of Queen Bees & Wannabes and the Owning Up curriculum
Kate T. Parker is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine art and commercial work around Atlanta, Georgia. Her 'Strong Is the New Pretty' photo series-featuring her daughters and their friends being messy, loud, creative, busy, funny, and strong-went viral in 2015, and has since led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg's, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run, among others. The project also inspired Kate to launch a nonprofit, StrongIstheNewPretty.org, which will provide scholarships and athletic and academic equipment and materials to disadvantaged girls. When she's not capturing powerful images, she can be found coaching the soccer teams of her two young girls-with a whistle and a camera around her neck.