Photo: @seawright__ via Instagram
Is there anything cuter than kids playing dress up? We think not!
That's why we can't get enough of the Seawright sisters, three-year-old Karington and two-year-old Kaidence, who have been dressing up as significant female figures in Black history to celebrate Black History Month.
Their dad, Jalen Seawright, shares their photos on his Instagram account, where they are the most adorable history teachers we've ever seen. Jalen explained to POPSUGAR that he wanted his girls to have an experience similar to one he had growing up, where the kids in his church community would dress up as a famous Black figures and present what they learned about the person.
And just because these two cuties, who go by the nicknames Kari and Kaid, are too young to do presentations of their own, that hasn't stopped them from learning about these important people. "I really wanted them to begin to engage with the success of Black women, specifically, at a young age," said Seawright. "We dressed them up as different figures both past and present and take them on what we call 'learning adventures' to teach them more about the figure."
For their first post, they dressed up as Rosa Parks in honour of her birthday on February 4th and went to visit the actual bus on which Parks had refused to move her seat, which is on display in the Henry Ford Museum just outside of Detroit. Take a look at the adorable video of their "learning adventure":
Next they celebrated Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate who stunned the world when she read her poem "The Hill We Climb" during U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration. How sweet are they in their little yellow coats and red headbands?
After that, the girls dressed up in pint-sized orange space suits in honour of Dr. Mae C. Jemison, an engineer, physician and former NASA astronaut who became the first Black woman to travel to space.
Their most recent post has the two sisters in boxing gloves to celebrate Claressa Shields, a Black woman who became the first American boxer ever to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals. Aren't their attempts at tough boxer faces too much to handle?
At this point, we're a little more than halfway through February, so hopefully there are more precious photos to come. But who do we think they'll honour next? Maybe it'll be Wilma Rudolph, a sprinter who became the first American woman to win three gold track and field medals in one Olympics, or perhaps Marsha P. Johnson, an LGBTQ activist and trans woman who helped lead the Stonewall riots.
With so many amazing women to choose from, we can't wait to see who gets the mini-me treatment next.