Fearlessly bold and gloriously girl-powered, Kate T. Parker’s Strong Is the New Pretty arrived, auspiciously, at a time when empowerment for women of all ages is at the forefront of our national conversation. An immediate bestseller, with strong sales in adult and children’s departments, it has reached more than 200,000 copies in print in under a year.
For girls 8–12 who see themselves in Parker’s portraits, Strong Is the New Pretty: A Guided Journal for Girls celebrates courage and individuality, confidence, creativity, and joy, while building off the energy of both the journaling trend and the tremendous wave of female-forward storytelling. Illustrated throughout with favourite photographs from the book (as well as 20 brand-new images), each page features an inspiring, interactive prompt that encourages young girls to write, sketch, and express themselves freely: Draw a picture of yourself as a superhero —what is your superpower? Invent a new language, and write down some translations here. What makes you unique? List three things about you that make you different.
This is the first guided, fill-in journal just for girls (rather than with their moms or sisters) that focuses specifically on strength. As girls make their way through the book, it becomes a source of motivation to be their most powerful selves, a personal keepsake to revisit again and again, a time capsule to cherish for posterity.
About the Author
Kate T. Parker is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine art projects and commercial work for clients across North America. Her Strong Is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg's, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run. The project has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations that invest in girls' health and education. When she's not photographing, she can be found coaching her daughters' soccer teams. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.