This 5-Year-Old Girl Is Recreating Female Icons of Black History…And It Is Awesome

Because Black History Month is 28 days long (not just on Feb. 1, when white people notice everyone tweetstorms about it), one woman has been posting a photo every day to teach her daughter—and to remind the rest of us—of the black sheroes we should be grateful for.

To make the learning more adorable, Cristi Smith-Jones has been dressing and posing her 5-year-old daughter Lola as all the greats.

Lola takes on historical figures from abolitionist Harriet Tubman and the first black congresswoman, Shirley Chisolm, to artists and activists like scholar Angela Davis, author Toni Morrison, and ballerina Misty Copeland.

Smith-Jones told Mashable that Lola has loved the experience of being transformed “into women who have opened doors and created opportunities for girls just like her.” Smith-Jones said that Josephine Baker made Lola “feel confident,” but Rosa Parks was her favorite because “she was very brave.”

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Source: The Daily Dot | Jessica Machado