Cooking + girl empowerment

We’re so excited to be working with GapKids and the #GapKidsxED collaboration! Girl Empowerment is a message that really hits home for us, and it is a privilege to be part of something that raises awareness on such a great issue. 

Watch the GapKids Anthem video here:


Empowering a little girl has been one of my great challenges as a mother. Teaching her to find her voice- her will, her loves and her kindness within herself. We talk about beauty that starts from the heart, and I try to teach by example. Sophia knows my job well, I cook, I photograph, I gather - I create. There’s always a new project or endeavor, and Sophia is right there - learning by watching and also celebrating my accomplishments with hugs and high fives.

Our studio is across the street from our home, and so Sophia spends many days here, drawing and hanging out - and cooking with us in the kitchen.

Cooking has always been a central focus in our lives and connectivity. It is my job, yes, but it is so much more than that. It brings us together, it teaches Sophia love and nourishment, community and family. I try to teach her other lessons in the kitchen, like you can do no wrong. Take the risk - do it on your own. She can dice and wash produce and roll out dough and it’s really no big deal if she makes a mistake. This to me is an important point in finding your voice, both in the kitchen and in life.

 

Photo + Styling | Karen Mordechai

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