You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.

Girl Scouts pays tribute to iconic women in history with photo shoot


The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is celebrating Women's History Month with a special series of photographs.

ABC News reported that New York-area Girl Scouts were chosen from over 300 applicants to dress as female leaders such as Amelia Earhart, Lucille Ball, Vera Wang and Condoleezza Rice.

Tricia Messeroux, Toddlewood.com creator and photographer was behind the shoot. Her website of photos turns kids into celebrities as seen on movie posters and red carpets of the Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes.

>> Read more trending stories

"I want to make sure our girls know that no matter what, you can still do whatever you want to do and don’t let anyone stop you," Messeroux told ABC News. "That despite what happens in the world, stay focused, be determined, do what you want to do in your life for the better and you will be successful."

Female leaders represented include former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, actress Whoopi Goldberg; NASA mathematicians Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson; entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker; astronaut Mae Jemison; singer Celia Cruz and Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low.

“The biggest thing in choosing these women is that we tried to be diverse as possible in industry and in race and culture,” Messeroux said. “We wanted to most definitely, especially with a project like this, make sure that all girls are represented."

The photos have been posted on Toddlewood's and the Girl Scouts' Instagram pages.

"Our biggest hope is that these girls, and in fact, every girl, can look in the mirror and clearly see her own potential -- that she, too, can break barriers and change the world," Andrea Bastiani Archibald, chief girl & parent expert at Girl Scouts, told BuzzFeed.

"It wasn’t just a dress-up day: Each of them learned the stories behind these iconic women, and honored their achievements," Bastiani Archibald told The Huffington Post of the shoot. "They truly became that woman for a while. They walked out of that shoot a little more inspired, confident and assured of their own strength."

See some photos frrom the special shoot below.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

White House frustration grows with Tillerson over jobs for Trump allies
White House frustration grows with Tillerson over jobs for Trump allies

The White House is becoming increasingly frustrated with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and a close-knit circle of aides over the slow pace of hiring and a chokehold on information and access to Tillerson, according to senior Trump administration officials and others familiar with the rift. Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobil chief executive with no...
Second couple comes forward saying they were duped by wedding planner
Second couple comes forward saying they were duped by wedding planner

More victims of a wedding planner accused of duping a bride out of thousands of dollars are coming forward with similar allegations. Melissa and Nick’s wedding plans started with a bad feeling. The couple did not want to give their last name. "It was honestly a blessing from God that, like, I saw the red flags immediately at the tasting...
Kellyanne Conway and CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spar over Russian election interference question
Kellyanne Conway and CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spar over Russian election interference question

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota and White House counsel Kellyanne Conway shared a tense exchange after Camerota accused Conway of not answering her question about Russian interference. Camerota asked Conway specifically what President Trump’s White House is doing to prevent Russian interference and hacking in American politics. Each time Camerota...
Can you help? Couple sought after wedding photos found on flash drive at thrift store
Can you help? Couple sought after wedding photos found on flash drive at thrift store

A Charlotte, North Carolina, woman is desperate to find a couple portrayed in wedding pictures that she found on a flash drive she bought at a local thrift store. Kathy Feaster said she bought the drive at the Community Thrift Store to clean up her computer. When she popped it into the computer, someone’s wedding photos came up. "I was like...
Man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing
Man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

A Florida man stole a van, jumped on a plane’s wing and tried to board the aircraft that was preparing to taxi down a runway, according to police.  On Tuesday, Gregory A. Hoch, 37, allegedly stole a surveyor’s van after the man got out of it to get his tools, the Lakeland Police Department wrote on Facebook. After that, Hoch headed...
More Stories