Mom celebrates Black History Month by dressing her 2-year-old as inspirational women

Riley and Serena Williams. (Photo: Instagram/@motherofriley_)
Riley and Serena Williams. (Photo: Instagram/@motherofriley_)

This mom wants her daughter to realise that she has limitless opportunities in life.

Sasha Bonner from North Carolina in the US decided to celebrate Black History Month by dressing her daughter, Riley Johnson, as inspiring women, ABC News reports.

“When I was growing up, women weren’t that well represented, so I didn’t really know all my potential. I just didn’t see it,” Sasha says.

“I grew up thinking Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth were the same person because I learned about them at the same time on the same day during Black History Month.”

Sasha posts the adorable pictures of Riley on Instagram and describes the powerful woman portrayed in each picture in the caption.

Amongst others, the proud mom has dressed her toddler as former American first lady Michelle Obama, songstress Beyoncé and actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

Sasha dresses up her daughter to teach her America’s history, Good Morning America reports. 

“I wanted her to know her history and I wanted an activity to do with her.

“It was a big commitment but I wanted to make it simple. I didn’t buy any costumes and everything we’ve used was already in her closet,” she says.

The American mom plans to compile all the pictures and show it to the youngster when she grows up.

“I’m a visual person so sometimes I need to see it,” Sasha explains.

“I don’t know if my daughter will learn like that but I want her to be able to see it and visualize it.

“I know that her options will be unlimited. I want her to know that and see that.”

Sources: ABC News, GMA, Yahoo

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