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Every mom loves posting photos of her kids on social media, but Illinois’ Jenelle Wexler decided to add her own twist.
Every mom loves posting photos of her kids on social media, but Illinois’ Jenelle Wexler decided to add her own twist. Since her daughter Liberty was three weeks old, the crafty mama has designed costumes and coordinating sets that (adorably) pay homage to female icons on Instagram. From recent household names like Greta Thunberg, Billie Eilish and Megan Rapinoe to late legends like Lucille Ball, Helen Keller and Rosa Parks, Wexler has grown the dedicated account @photographyofliberty to nearly 15K followers in less than two years.
The concept of oh-so-cute photos paired with educational captions quickly went viral, attracting media outlets worldwide. Many of the featured women, such as Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, painter Ashley Longshore and comedian Ali Wong, even shared Wexler’s post to their own Instagram stories.
“Realizing how many lives Liberty touches makes me want to continue to highlight all of the amazing women who have contributed to the betterment of society,” Wexler says. “Girls can be anything they want to be, and I wanted my daughter—and all girls for that matter—to grow up knowing that.”
Wexler plans on posting every day to celebrate Women’s History Month, adding she ultimately wants to grow the online platform with a children’s book series or doll collection.