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A 5-Year-Old Daughter Recreates Photos Of Heroic Women To Learn History [Copy link] 中文

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Marc Bushelle is a Brooklyn based photographer. He has been recreating photos of heroines with his wife Janine and their 5-year-old daughter Lily. They started this photo series as a way to teach Lily about history and these heroines in a fun and creative way.

Lily As Mae Jemison
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Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to get accepted in NASA astronaut training program. She was also the first to go into outer space abroad the Endeavor in 1992. She had been a Peace Corp volunteer and was working as a doctor when she was inspired by Sally Ride to change careers. She said, “never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations” and she reached for the stars.





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Lily As Mother Teresa

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Born in Macedonia, Mother Teresa became a nun at 18 year old. While serving in India, she received a “call within a call” which told her she needed to live among the poor and create her own order Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. She wore a blue and white sari and dedicated her life to helping the poor and sick. She was able to travel the world and treat people of many different faiths. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work. The order she founded still operates in many parts of the world including the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. When asked what we can do to promote world peace she responded, “go home and love your family.


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Lily As Malala

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You don’t have to be old to make history. Malala Yousafzai was born in Pakistan in 1997. When the Taliban gained control of her area, they banned the education of girls. Malala was raised in a family that valued education so she used her words to fight them. She spoke out against them and, eventually, gained the attention of foreign media. One day the Taliban came looking for her, busting into her school van asking, “Who is Malala?” When she identified herself, a fearful man shot her three times in the head but she survived. She had to be airlifted out of the country and recovered from her injuries in the UK. On her sixteenth birthday, she addressed the United Nations about the need to educate all children all over the world. She told the packed room, “ So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself but for those without voice can be heard.” Her birthday, July 14th, has been dubbed Malala Day and has become an international call to action for the education of girls. She became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.


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Lily As Grace Jones

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Grace Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica but moved with her family to New York when she was twelve years old. Born into a very strict religious family, Jones would rebel and go on to become a model, musician and muse. Her androgyny, sharp cheekbones and fearlessness caught the attention of many when she danced in the legendary Studio 54 or stalked the catwalks of New York and Paris. She inspired designers like Helmut Lang and artist like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. She was James Bond villain named May Day in “A View to a Kill” and starred in Conan the Barbarian with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hits like Slave to the Rhythm and Pull Up to My Bumper display her vocal range and her ability to be present stunning and thought-provoking imagery to the world. People still look to her for inspiration because in a world of derivatives, she is a true original.‪

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Lily As Toni Morrison

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Born Chole Worfford Toni Morrison was raised in Lorain, Ohio. Morrison became the first Black woman to win a Nobel Prize in literature for her novel Beloved. Other titles included The Bluest Eye, a novel which began as a short story in a writing group at Howard University where she did her undergraduate work. She went on to get a Masters at Cornell. In her work as an editor for Random House, she was instrumental in promoting the works of other Black authers such as Toni Cade Bambara and Angela Davis. She shepherded other young writers as a professor at Howard and Princeton. She is known for the lyrical proses that she uses to tackle compkex issuse like the psychological impact of slavery and colorism in the Black community. In 2012 Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Lily As Admiral Michelle J. Howard

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On July 1, 2014, Michelle J. Howard made history by becoming the first female four star admiral in the US Navy and the highest ranking black woman in the military. She was referenced in the Tom Hanks movie “Captain Phillips” because Admiral Howard played a role in rescuing the actual Captain Phillips from Somali pirates. She was raised in a military family in Aurora, CO. In 1982, Howard graduated from the US Naval Academy. She earned a master’s degree from Army’s Command and General Staff College in 1998. Her current ranking was not the first time she made history. When she took command of the US warship, the USS Rushmore, in 1999 she became the first woman to do so. In an interview to ABC News, she described piloting the huge ship as “fun”. Never shying from a challenge, Howard has vowed to make tackling sexual assault within the Navy an important issue to allow others to achieve their goals.


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Lily As Misty Copeland

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Misty Copeland is an American Ballet Theater soloist whose career began in a San Pedro, CA Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Her start in dance, at 13, was late by ballet standards but she was a true prodigy. She went from knowing nothing to dancing en pointe in three months. Ballet was very structured but her home life was complicated. Her parents divorced when she was three and there was a lot of instability. She was taken in by a family who was able to support her budding career. Ignoring criticism that she was the wrong shade and shape to be a ballerina she focused on technical excellence. Her dedication and natural ability allowed her to silence the critics. She was the first Black ballerina to dance the role of the Firebird for a major company. It was a role which became her signature and the title of her inspirational children’s book. In an interview with “The Washington Post”, she reminds people, “you want to feel accepted, but you don’t have to look like everyone around you, you don’t have to follow the exact same path as someone before you.”


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