Avery Jade Robinson, a 6-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina, has spent the month of March paying tribute to Black women throughout history on her Instagram account . Trailblazing Women's History Month honorees have included former First Lady Michelle Obama, Coretta Scott King, Meghan Markle, Amanda Gorman and Dr. Mae Jemison among many others. Robinson's mother, a photographer, takes the photos, but the concept and creation of each picture is a family affair. "We spent all of February learning about all the women we wanted to feature," Amber Robinson tells Motherly. "We Googled facts, read books, watched movies and documentaries and learned as a family." Avery then took the lead on everything from choosing the women to spotlight to helping with costumes (found in her closet, borrowed from friends or purchased online).
The account has even gotten the attention of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle , who shared Avery's picture on the Archewell Instagram story feed. While the notoriety is exciting, Robinson tells Motherly, "Avery is so proud of where this has gone and the number of people who have been impacted and taught with this. We let her read the comments every morning during breakfast and she takes great pride knowing that a six year old can teach adults a thing or two."
As Women's History Month comes to a close, here's to future trailblazer Avery Jade (and her mama, too)!