The Boys Can Be
Princesses, Too Project
This project was founded by Chicago photographer and owner of Princesscapades Princess Parties, Kitty Wolf, in early 2019.
At Princesscapades Princess Parties we believe that ANYONE can enjoy the magic, beauty & empowerment of a fairy tale princess.
That's why I, the owner and founder, have decided to produce a series of photos showing little boys dressed as their favorite princess, together WITH their favorite princess! I know there are little boys out there that love these fairy tale characters just as much as the little girls we meet doing princess parties. Our interactions with them have been, for whatever reasons, few and far between, but we see these boys, we know them, and we love them!
However we have also seen boys being told that princesses are "just for girls" or that liking princesses and especially dressing as one somehow makes them weak, inferior or not boys. They're told it's not manly, or macho, or normal. This leads boys to feel ashamed of their interests, confused, sad, and lonely. That hurts my heart.
Therefore, our goal here is to show these boys and world that it is perfectly acceptable for boys to admire and even dress like princesses. I want to show them it's ok for boys to dress up as their heroes, even if that means they're twirling around in a ball gown. Overall, I want everyone to see it's ok to be who you are and like what you like!
No child should feel ashamed of the things that bring them joy.