The first set of photos has been posted! Check out our website here to view them: www.BoysCanBePrincessesToo.com
There's been a HUGE outpouring of love support on social media! This project's message is spreading!
(Check out the lovely comments on the intiail post here:
The popularity of it has brought a bunch of new participants to me as well, more than enough for the next set of photos! My eventual goal is to get photos with ALL the princesses (and maybe a fairy or two)!
However, that means I will need to continue to rent the studio space several more times. I am doing these photo shoots for free, and the princess performers are volunteering their time to participate, but unfortunately the studio space is not free. I estimate I'll need to rent the studio 5-10 more times in order to accommodate photo shoots with each of the remaining princesses. So any amount donated will help keep the project going!
Donations will also be used to keep the website running, buy new dresses for the boys to wear and to replace the white backdrop we used the first time (it was damaged in the fun!).
Thank you everyone for your continued love and support!
ABout The Boys Can Be Princesses, Too Project:
Time and time again I've seen boys being told that princesses are "just for girls" or that liking princesses and especially dressing as one somehow makes them weak, inferior or not boys/men. They're told it's not manly, or macho, or normal. By other children, adults and the media. This leads boys to feel ashamed of their interests, confused, sad, and lonely.
That hurts my heart. No child should feel ashamed of the things that bring them joy.
I believe that ANYONE can enjoy the magic, beauty and empowerment of a fairy tale princess. This is reflected in the business I own, Princesscapades Princess Parties and its mission to enchant, entertain and empower everyone! But recently I didn't think that was enough, and wanted to do more for the little boys that love playing as princesses and might be shamed for it.
That's why I've decided to produce a series of photos showing little boys dressed as their favorite princess, together WITH their favorite princess! I know there are little boys out there that love these fairy tale characters just as much as the little girls I meet at birthday parties. My interactions with these boys have been, for whatever reasons, few and far between, but I see these boys, I know them, and I love them!
My goal here is to show these boys and world that it is perfectly acceptable for boys to admire and even dress like princesses. I want to show them it's ok for boys to dress up as their heroes, even if that means they're twirling around in a ball gown. Overall, I want everyone to see it's ok to be who you are and like what you like!
For more details (or to sign up if interested!) visit our website here:
Thank you for helping us spread this message of inclusiveness and acceptance!
- Kitty Wolf
Photographer, Owner of Princesscapades Princess Parties
This project is sponsored by and in collaboration with Princesscapades Princess Parties in Chicago, IL. Most of the princesses featured are from Princesscapades Princess Parties! Check out the company here: www.ChicagoPrincessParties.com