I am consistently surprised by the kids I encounter these days (my own included) and how multidimensional they are. Just when you think you have one figured out, they do something that changes your mind entirely.

Modern young girls are a prime example. While many may come off as typically “girly” (loving all things glitter and dresses and unicorns), the same ones are just as into riding skateboards, hitting baseballs, and throwing footballs with the boys.

It does not even occur to them that they should be excluded from anything based on their gender (as well it shouldn’t!). I strive to capture this tenacity and spirit in my photos and hope it never fades.