Women's History Month

These Girl Scouts Dressed Up As Their Favorite Groundbreaking Females In Celebration Of Women's History Month

"We want every girl to know that she can be a leader."

March is Women's History Month. While there are lots of different events happening, the Girl Scouts celebrated the occasion with a special photo shoot, featuring members dressed up as pioneering women throughout history to empower them to become leaders themselves.

Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood
Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood

The Girl Scouts told A Plus via email that the organization chose from among its favorite female figures from both the past and present. The girls were then professionally styled and photographed by Toddlewood, a photography studio created by Tricia Messeroux. 

The girls chose to portray iconic female visionaries such as Hillary Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Amelia Earhart, Lucille Ball, astronaut Mae Jemison, and Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Mary Jackson — the NASA pioneers who were the focus of “Hidden Figures.”

Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood
Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood

While the transformations were impressive, the shoot was about more than makeovers. Andrea Bastiani Archibald, the Chief Girl and Parent Expert at Girl Scouts of the USA, told Huffington Post, "It wasn't just a dress up day: each of them learned the stories behind these iconic women, and honored their achievements."

She added, "We want every girl to know she can be a leader, shatter ceilings, and make a difference in the world. Girl Scouts are making history every single day, and they become the history-makers of tomorrow as well."

Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood
Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood

The changes that took place in the girls happened internally as well, with many of them gaining even more of an appreciation for the iconic women. Girl Scout Daisy Kennedy, who recreated the Hidden Figures poster, said on the Girl Scout Blog, "Without them, people might not be able to go to space. Girls can be anything when they get older. I want to run my own company when I grow up!"

Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood
Courtesy of Girl Scouts of USA and Tricia Messeroux, Creator and Photographer of Toddlewood

Check out the video to see more from the Girl Scouts' photo shoot:

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