Strong is the New Pretty

Photographer Kate Parker's images are enigmatic. Strong and fierce, her snaps (most specifically in her project 'Strong is the New Pretty' depict more than just her daughters going about their everyday life, they show the power of confidence, of childhood innocence and what Kate Parker describes as their 'silly, adventurous, frustrated, happy, loud, athletic, fierce, funny selves.'

Her project is all about determining worth based on something stronger and more important than looks. That strength and character should be the goal, not the proper application of makeup or how many protruding ribs you can count. She wants her girls, and all girls to be celebrated, not for being photogenic or for being this week's news but for being simply who they are. 

Check out the photos in this post and then view the rest at her website!