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Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes

Parents

Mini role models

A new photo series turns a game of dress-up into an empowering history lesson for kids, and their parents.

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Anna Maria Chavez

Girl Scouts U.S.A. C.E.O. Anna Maria Chávez was the inspiration behind this photo of a suit-clad little girl clutching cookie boxes.

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Anne Frank

Eunique Jones Gibson's photo series shows kids playing the role of figures present and past, like Anne Frank.

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs

A smiling little girl in over-sized glasses plays the role of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African American head of the academy.

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Frida Kahlo

The signature eyebrows and floral headpiece easily identify this little girl as the artist Frida Kahlo.

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Hillary Clinton

Strands of pearls and an American flag pin signify Hillary Clinton in this portrait.

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Janet Reno

In Gibson's photo series, one little girl tries Janet Reno's signature round glasses on for size.

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Madeleine Albright

America's first female secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, is among the role model figures represented by children in Gibson's new photo series.

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Malala Yousafzai

At just 16, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is hardly much older than the girl who portrays her in the photo series.

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Michelle Obama

A grown-up hairstyle and sheath dress transform this little girl into First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Moms Mabley

Entertainer and vaudeville vet Moms Mabley inspired this portrait.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was among the diverse mix of female role models past and present to inspire the works in Gibson's latest photo series.

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony inspired this work in Gibson's show, as well as a photo in Jamie Moore's inspirational photo series Not Just a Girl, starring her daughter.

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Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes

Feminist pioneers Dorothy Pitman Hughes and Gloria Steinem were the inspirations behind this empowering photo.

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