This little girl recreated photos of indomitable black women for Black History Month #Identity#Life#multi-racial family#race February 27 2017 | Guest post by Cristi Jones All photos by Cristi, Lola, and history. I am a melanin-challenged, biracial mother to two beautiful little girls. Growing up closer to black family, I always had a love of black history. So when I had my own children, I knew it would be important for them to be strong and confident — owning the skin they're in, with a strong understanding of the struggles that came before them. Related Post How I explain race to my mixed-race children Being mixed has shaped my identity, made me who I am. I’ve always felt different, but in a good way. Sure, I’ve had my share... Read more My five year old daughter, Lola, is in Kindergarten. Understanding that Black History is not something that would necessarily be given much priority at that age, and knowing my daughter's love of playing dress up, I set out to make learning black history fun for her. Starting February 1, we recreated a photo of an inspiring, indomitable black woman, and talk about her legacy. We shared the photos on social media, with a bio of each woman we feature. Here's are some of the photos we took and shared… As a result, the support has been tremendous… Others are learning along with us. Lola's teacher began putting each day's photo up on the screen and using it as a teaching aide. Her school has posted some of the photos in the hallway near the main office. And most importantly, my shy, sweet daughter is becoming empowered, gaining confidence and opening up at school. What began as a fun way to teach my little one has turned into a beautiful way to spotlight the lives of courageous women, who paved the way for little girls like my daughter to do, or be, anything they want! How do you celebrate Black History month with your kids? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Cristi Jones Just a freelance-baking, stay at home mom with a creative soul. https://facebook.com/mskittifatale PREVIOUS Supporting a transitioning family member, when there's an un-supportive family NEXT 5 tips for online dating on Craigslist Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] These pictures are awesome and the story behind them is awesome! Good job Lola! Reply wow, this has me choked, it's such a brilliant idea, well done! Reply Excellent! I love how your daughter manages to replicate their facial expressions so perfectly. She has a real talent for that. I love that you shared this with her school. Not only does it raise awareness of important historical figures, but the kids can make a connection between the adults these women became and the children they started from. Reply Simply amazing! What a great way to teach and share! Also your little one is brilliant at recreating expressions! Reply This is such a beautiful, fun, creative idea! Wow! I'm sure you have created memories Lola will absolutely treasure for the rest of her life! Reply Jeezus that child is GORGEOUS! And what an empowering educational project! I love everything about this! Reply This! All of This! Everything This! Reply These are amazing. What phenomenal execution of an important, empowering idea. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.