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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN MONTEREY COUNTY, CA!

The Wonder, Girl Project is looking for twenty-something women who are breaking stereotypes and would be willing to be photographed for a project to inspire teen girls.

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This is a photo project highlighting young women in jobs and settings not thought typical within current stereotypes, to reinforce for teen girls the idea that all things are possible. Because girls in their tween and teenage years get bombarded with messages about what is seemingly acceptable given their body types or shapes, or hair texture, gender, race, intelligence, aptitude for sports, music or what have you, this is to inspire them by showing them they are not limited by these messages or by how others might classify them or otherwise think of them.

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Please note: this is a humanitarian project asking for volunteers, and a signed model release would be required. Images will be submitted for publication. There will be a book, along with pamphlets to be used in career counselor offices and/or community organizations that work with teens; there will also be social media sharing, along with other more general media campaigns and promotions. You can see more about the project at www.patriciafortlage.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wondergirlproject.

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Do you know anyone who is breaking stereotypes of any kind? Are you that someone? Please get in touch with me (Patti) at patti@patriciafortlage.com. The project will only be in the Monterey area from Oct 15 - Nov 10 so please reach out quickly if you are interested. Thank you!

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#breakingstereotypes
#thewondergirlproject
#montereycounty
#spreadtheword
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What life feels like bound by stereotypes...

Girls get bombarded with messages about what is seemingly acceptable given their body types or shapes, or hair texture, gender, intelligence, aptitude for sports, music, etc. It is time for a new narrative. It is time to break free and BE WHO YOU ARE!!

#thewondergirlproject #breakingstereotypes #BeYou

See more on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thewondergirlproject

photographer: patricia fortlage
More at www.patriciafortlage.com

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Proving you don't have to be a 7-foot tall, toothpick thin, white girl to be a ballerina!

Girls get bombarded with messages about what is seemingly acceptable given their body types or shapes, or hair texture, gender, intelligence, aptitude for sports, music, etc. It is time for a new narrative. It is time that all girls feel empowered to wonder. And not only to wonder, but to make it happen. The Wonder, Girl Project is one effort towards that inspiration. It is a project highlighting young women who are not allowing themselves to be limited by stereotypes or by how others might classify them or otherwise think of them. These are young women who are setting a new standard, young women who are doing it (whatever that special 'it' is for them). The new narrative is BE WHO YOU ARE. Wonder, girl!

#breakingstereotypes #thewondergirlproject #BeYou

See more on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thewondergirlproject

📷 patricia fortlage
More at www.patriciafortlage.com
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It's up!!

If you are in or around Seattle, head over to the bus stop at 12th Ave NE & NE 65th Street to see the 8 ft Wonder, Girl panorama.

Please, I would love it if you would post pics here or on Instagram (and tag @thewondergirlproject) if you go!!

Thank you, everyone, for your support of the project.
Wonderful news! This Wonder, Girl image panorama has been selected for the 2016 King County and Photographic Center Northwest Photomural Public Art Call. It is titled 'Be Who You Are' and will become a two foot by eight foot mural (yes, that's big) installed on one of the bus shelters here in the greater Seattle area. The process takes some time (probably up within the year) and I will let you know when it goes live! Yay for Wonder, Girls!!

Be. Who. You. Are.

#wondergirlproject  
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Lead vocalist of the power metal band, Insatia... Zöe Federoff!

Girls get bombarded with messages about what is seemingly acceptable given their body types or shapes, or hair texture, gender, intelligence, aptitude for sports, music, etc. It is time for a new narrative. It is time that all girls feel empowered to wonder. And not only to wonder, but to make it happen. The Wonder, Girl Project is one effort towards that inspiration. It is a project highlighting young women who are not allowing themselves to be limited by stereotypes or by how others might classify them or otherwise think of them. These are young women who are setting a new standard, young women who are doing it (whatever that special 'it' is for them). The new narrative is BE WHO YOU ARE. Wonder, girl!

See more on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thewondergirlproject

#breakingstereotypes #thewondergirlproject #BeYou

📷 patricia fortlage
More at www.patriciafortlage.com
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Beauty, Sass, and Power Metal!!

Zöe Federoff teaches voice lessons to high schoolers, and is a mom to a little girl. She also happens to front the power metal band, Insatia, which is based in both Tucson, Arizona and Montreal, Quebec. Their second album, Phoenix Aflame, dropped June 23 and is already a success. #breakingstereotypes

#thewondergirlproject
#powermetal
#insatia
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"Politics may be thought of as an older, white male field, but this young, Asian woman isn't letting that stop her. I'm very blessed to have such strong women role models in Arizona." Sierra Yamanaka, President of the Young Democrats of Arizona

#thewondergirlproject
#breakingstereotypes

www.instagram.com/thewondergirlproject
www.facebook.com/wondergirlproject
www.patriciafortlage.com
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Kiteboarding in the winter waters of Squamish, BC? No problem! International kiteboard and snowboard instructer, Jen Wormald.

#thewondergirlproject
#breakingstereotypes
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NO MORE!

Epic is when you meet someone who faced the pressures of growing up gay... of being unique… of not identifying with what others considered social norms. So much so that cutting became her hobby. And then one day she realized she had had enough, and she boldly began being herself. To commemorate her growth, and to remind herself of her strength, she tattooed the words No More on her forearm. And now this warrior is inspiring others. That is epic...
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Ever dream about one of your projects getting launched into space? Roslyn made it happen, and you can too! #girlsinstem

Shot on location courtesy of +Pima Air & Space Museum.

See more on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thewondergirlproject

#thewondergirlproject
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