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"Inside of our head is where our smarts are," she said to herself, "And this princess is very smart."
Chloe dreams of being a ballerina princess. But today she is not practicing her twirls or leaping from room to room.
She digs deep in her art drawer to find what she needs to craft her very own princess ballerina. The project quickly turns into more than a simple princess drawing. Chloe realizes that princesses are not just about beautiful hair and sparkly dresses.
As her work of art comes to life, she discovers the qualities of character that make up her princess. When she feels insecure about an imperfection in her art, her dad's point out that the personal quirks make her princess unique! And Chloe realizes that she is not too different from the princess she so admires.
"When you know what you want, not much can stop you."
Princesses can look all kinds of ways. What kind of princess are you?
"Filled with the fuel young girls need to believe in themselves, this book carries the right message at the right time for the next generation of brave young women. It's a must read!" - Katherine Wintsch, Founder and CEO of The Mom Complex
"...a breath of fresh air for children of different ages, providing the very essence that children can have dreams and be very creative with those dreams."- Erika Tranfield, Director and Co-founder of Pride Angel
About the Author
Mark Loewen is a psychotherapist and a dad. He was born in Asuncion, Paraguay and moved to the United States to pursue his counseling career. He met the love of his life in Richmond, Virginia. A few years later, they became dads through open adoption. Becoming a father to a girl opened Mark's eyes to the challenges many girls and women face in today's world. Mark's passion for equality drives everything he does, whether he is in the role of husband, father, therapist, or friend. Mark is the founder of LaunchPad Counseling, a private practice in Richmond. He also started Brave Like A Girl, an organization that helps girls overcome challenges by tapping into their courage and strength.
"This book honors the magic of princesses while helping girls expand their definition of what a princess can truly be. Girls are brave, outspoken, imperfect, and self-aware—and this book teaches girls that princesses can be, too. —Rachel Simmons, author, speaker, children's advocate
"What Does a Princess Really Look Like by Mark Loewen was recently added to the suggested reading list for the National Coalition of Girls Schools." —National Coalition of Girls' Schools, https://www.ncgs.org/