Girl power

Girls who read are dangerous!

That was the Facebook post that started it all:


My friend, Krista, posted a picture of her 8 year daughter, Michelle.

She wrote:

“It’s superhero day at school. Michele has been reading the heck out of “I Dissent” and decided to dress as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because she fights prejudice and injustice.

Girls who read really are dangerous, to unfairness and outmoded inequalities.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg  #rbg #notoriousRBG

*** Edit — the picture made it to RBG! Her assistant emailed me today to ask for our address so Justice Ginsburg could write her a handwritten note. Thank you all for making this happen!”



I shared the photo, most of Krista’s friends shared the photo, then the internet got ahold of it, and it was viral! She was everywhere! She made it all the way to the Supreme Court and the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg herself.  Her mom received word that RBG was wants to write Michelle a note! How amazing is that!

As soon as I saw the photo, I wanted to pay it forward to Krista and all the other great moms who empower their girls to read! I offered to take a few photos of her so she could keep the memory forever. We scheduled an outdoor shoot, and on the day we were supposed to meet, there was a freak mini snow storm! Thinking quickly, I took us to the library instead.  I think it turned out to be the perfect setting.

Here’s Michele, aka, Mini RBG.


Michelle’s little sister likes to read too!