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This three-year-old dresses up as powerful female icons and it's amazing

Indy 100 logoIndy 100 28/05/2017 Bridie Pearson-Jones

© Provided by Independent Print Limited This is Scout Larson, she's three-years-old and lives in Florida.

For the past few months her Mum Ashley has been helping her dress up as famous feminists and icons.

And it's amazing.

She's done Frida Kahlo

Nothing says #girlpower quite like Frida Kahlo. #scoutstolemystyle

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Carrie Fisher

Ellen DeGeneres

Mindy Kaling

Writing for BoredPanda, Scout's mother Ashley, said it began as a project to keep busy and teach her daughter about powerful women when her mum (Scout's grandma or 'Nonnie') was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"When Nonnie’s hair started to fall out, Scout got very concerned and I wanted to put both of our minds at ease. I needed to teach her and remind myself that women are fighters! We chose famous & fierce women to teach her about the strength that women have.

We had put together a list of people to shoot and I taught Scout a little bit about each person. We then chose the photo we wanted to replicate together. We worked on the project for a little under a year - throughout the diagnosis, treatment, and mastectomy surgery."

Nonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer in April last year, and has gone through a number of rounds of chemo. Throughout this difficult time, Ashley says Scout was learning "how amazing and strong women can be". So they carried on with their amazing photoproject.

The photos are shot in Ashley’s home and garden.

Since Scout has built up a following (36,000 on Instagram, what a star). Ashley has set up a portable studio and lights for the photos. Ashley told the Metro that Scout is unaware of her viral fame.

"I definitely monitor everything extremely closely. Scout basically has no idea how large her reach is, she just loves doing photos with mommy. It’s our mommy/daughter time."

Her photos of powerful women have gathered a lot of attention.

Betty White

You know we had to twin with the gorgeous and hilarious @bettymwhite 😍 #ScoutStoleMyStyle #twinning #bettywhite

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Miilie Bobby Brown (as Eleven)

Taylor Swift

Emma Watson



The project helped Ashley just as much as it helped Scout, she told Bored Panda.

"The entire project was such a godsend for Scout and myself. And showing my mom the end result- priceless. Every single minute I spent planning, styling, shooting, and editing was 100% worth it.

And Ashley is determined that no matter what, Scout has the freedom to grow up to be whoever she wants to be.

"Although Scout has emulated so many amazing people, I fiercely encourage her to become exactly the person she wants to be. No matter what, I think she’s amazing.

And, there's some more good news...

"Oh and Nonnie? She is cancer free! So of course.. she had to get in on the photos, too! She is such an inspiration and we are so lucky to have her in our lives! You’re our hero!


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