Loving and living in Atlanta, Kate T. Parker is a talented photographer, athlete and a mother of two amazing girls. Instead of dressing up her daughters as Disney princesses, Kate captures them in ways that shine on their true personalities. Her acclaimed photo project “Strong is the New Pretty” truly challenges the expectations of female beauty. The strong images just emanate honesty and character. Both Ella and Alice are celebrated as energetic, adventurous, messy, but most importantly happy just the way they are. On her website, Kate states that she prefers “the casual, the mistakes, the imperfect, toothless smiles, scraped up knees, messy hair.” It’s inspiring to see a mother who encourages her children to disregard stereotypes and enjoy life the way they see fit.