Raising girls with strong role models to look up to is something every parent wants for their daughter. But it’s not always easy to teach strength unless you are faced with a challenge yourself.

When three-year-old Scout’s grandmother Nonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer recently, her mother Ashley Larson wanted to find a way to distract themselves during her treatments.

As Nonnie’s hair began to fall out, Ashley decided she wanted to teach Scout the meaning of strength and what it means to be a fighter. So she created a photography project featuring Nonnie and Scout and recreated a gallery of historically strong women with little Scout replicating their look.

Ashley said to Bored Panda: “This project has probably taught me just as much or more than it taught my daughter. I truly want Scout to be able to look back at this and know that women are just as strong as any man. And to be quite honest, my fingers are crossed that by the time she’s old enough to understand the strength she’s portraying- women won’t be seen as delicate and dainty anymore, anyway. And I hope that when Scout looks back on this, she is proud of who she is and who she will become.”

What a beautiful legacy of strength and empowerment this family shares.

When Scout’s Grandma Nonnie Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer…


Scout’s mother Ashley felt inspired to teach Scout what it meant to be a fighter.

Ashley Created A Series Of Portraits Based On Real Life Female Heroes Like Malala

She wanted her daughter to know that women and girls are strong.

Frida Kahlo Was Another Strong Woman

Despite challenges in life, these women overcame adversity.

Carrie Fisher As Princess Leia


She’s as fierce as they come.

Adele And Scout’s Portrait Give Off The Same Strong Vibes


Ferocious in red!

Betty White And Scout


Betty’s vivaciousness is strength personified.

Zoey Deschanel And Scout


Her gaze is spot on here!

Drew Barrymore And Scout


She’s learning all about the diversity of being a strong woman.

Ellen Is One Of Nonnie’s Heroes So She Had To Be Featured, Too!


Strong women lift us up!

Mindy Kaling And Scout


She takes it subtly to the next level with Mindy’s book in her hands.

We’re Happy To Report That Scout’s Grandma Nonnie Is Cancer-Free!


After intensive rounds of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy, Nonnie is celebrating the good news with her favorite girls!

*Originally published on Adaliarose.com