“Dress Rehearsal” examines a contemporary rite of passage when young girls immerse themselves in all-things princess. These photographs are quiet constructions of girls dressing up as princesses and “trying on" femininity for the first time. Additionally, they capture the girls’ exposure to various aspects of gender indoctrination and how they embrace a budding sense of power and strength. These surprisingly sophisticated young girls, excited and empowered by wearing princess outfits, expand the traditional notion of girlhood and, unwittingly, emerge as new, modern constructs of the princess warrior. Click Here Artist Statement