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Mom Has Dressed 10-Month-Old Daughter as Nearly 100 Influential Women

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An Illinois mother has dressed her 10-month-old daughter up as nearly 100 powerful women.

Jenelle Wexler has been dressing up her daughter, Liberty, as women influencial including Frida Kahlo, Alicia Keys, Amelia Earhart, and Lady Gaga since she was just 3 weeks old. 

“I just thought of all these other amazing women that should be represented and should have their stories told and it just kind of spiraled from there,” Wexler told InsideEdition.com. 

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#tbt to 3 week old Liberty!?? Her very first portrayal of an influential woman!! Influential Woman Pt. 1: Frida Kahlo ?????? who was Frida Kahlo: a Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. On September 17, 1925, Kahlo and Alejandro Gómez Arias, a school friend with whom she was romantically involved, were traveling together on a bus when the vehicle collided with a streetcar. As a result of the collision, Kahlo was impaled by a steel handrail, which went into her hip and came out the other side. She suffered several serious injuries as a result, including fractures in her spine and pelvis. After the accident, Frida Kahlo turned her attention away from the study of medicine to begin a full-time painting career. The accident left her in a great deal of pain while she recovered in a full body cast; she painted to occupy her time during her temporary state of immobilization. Her self-portraits became a dominant part of her life when she was immobile for three months after her accident. Frida Kahlo once said, "I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best". Her mother had a special easel made for her so she could paint in bed, and her father lent her his box of oil paints and some brushes. Drawing on personal experiences, including her marriage, her miscarriages, and her numerous operations, Kahlo's works often are characterized by their stark portrayals of pain. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds. She insisted, "I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality". Kahlo was deeply influenced by indigenous Mexican culture, which is apparent in her use of bright colors and dramatic symbolism. She frequently included the symbolic monkey. In Mexican mythology, monkeys are symbols of lust, yet Kahlo portrayed them as tender and protective symbols. Christian and Jewish themes are often depicted in her work.

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Liberty’s Instagram has grown to more than 12,000 followers.

“I try to find a really good reference photo and one that we can recreate with Liberty fairly well and then I go ahead and make the outfit,” Wexler said. “The actual photo process is pretty quick. I try to get her in a good happy mood in the morning. She is very comfortable in front of the camera.”

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Influential woman Pt 14: Queen Elizabeth II ?? Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She celebrated 65 years on the throne in February 2017 with her Sapphire Jubilee. As the longest-serving monarch in British history, she has tried to make her reign more modern and sensitive to a changing public while maintaining traditions associated with the crown. Queen Elizabeth's long and mainly peaceful reign has been marked by vast changes in her people's lives, in her country's power, how Britain is viewed abroad and how the monarchy is regarded and portrayed. As a constitutional monarch, Elizabeth does not weigh in on political matters, nor does she reveal her political views. However, she confers regularly with her prime ministers.. . #influentialwomen #iconicwomen #femaleisthefuture #thefutureisfemale #womenunited #inspireher #inspiringwomen #empoweringwomenempowerwomen #feminism #feminismisforeverybody #inspiration #girlpower #england #royal #royalbaby #theroyalfamily #empoweringwomen #empoweringwomennow #queenelizabeth #queenofgreatbritain #queenofengland #sapphirejubilee #allhailthequeen #queenelizabethii #royalfamily #royalty??#libertyjaine #meganmarkle #princesskate

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In February for Black History Month, Liberty posed as Maya Angelou and Ruby Bridges, among other women.

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For Black History month, Liberty will be honoring some amazing trailblazers of #blackwomenshistory.. . Influential Women Pt 76: Maya Angelou :an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, nightclub dancer and performer, cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the decolonization of Africa. She was an actress, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. In 1982, she was named the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. She served on two presidential committees, for Gerald Ford in 1975 and for Jimmy Carter in 1977. In 2000, Angelou was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton. In 2010, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S., by President Barack Obama. Beginning in the 1990s, she made around 80 appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" (1993) at the first inauguration of Bill Clinton, making her the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961. The recording of the poem won a Grammy Award. #earnshawsexperience

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Liberty is inching up on, having portrayed almost 100 women. Her mom hopes to pick someone extra special to celebrate the 100th milestone.

“I keep getting recommendations and suggestions from people and from Liberty’s followers and it’s fun so it’s always going on, always researching and getting good photo ideas,” Wexler said. “I definitely think it’s important to highlight the women we have chosen.”

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