From the bestselling author-photographer of Strong Is the New Pretty, this newest collection of Kate Parker’s photographs celebrates girls and women finding, using, amplifying, and sustaining their voices to empower themselves and the people around them.
Mothers lifting up their daughters. Sisters standing their ground. Classmates lending a helping hand. Here are more than 150 full-color and black-and-white images of girls and women in the process of speaking up and speaking out. Force of Nature, the third installment in the Strong Is the New Pretty series by bestselling author-photographer Kate Parker, is split into four chapters—Find Your Voice, Use Your Voice, Amplify Your Voice, and Sustain Your Voice. The book and its subjects tackle issues big and small with the power and wisdom of their voices and their confidence in themselves. Individually and collectively, these girls and women—and their voices—are a force of nature. Some arrive in the form of urgent whispers while others positively roar off the page. Each photo is accompanied by a quotation from the subject talking about how she has found or used her voice to uplift herself and others. Throughout the four chapters are ten “spotlights” that feature additional photos and extended essays that tell the stories of exceptional girls and women who are navigating the complexities of making change every day.