Wonder Girls

Mother Daughter Duo's Inspiring Products
By Emma Whitford

ELIZABETH MEDINA AND HER MOTHER Deb Kusmec have embraced feminism and femininity all their lives, but when Medina was pregnant with her daughter, she began to think about feminism a little differently.

“I started noticing conversations in the media about women and what they were doing and what they were capable of,” Medina says. “After she was born… I noticed that there were episodes on Sesame Street where the princesses were suddenly saving themselves.”

And so the two, who live in Verona, created Girl Wonderful, an online clothing boutique that empowers women and girls through simple yet powerful T-shirts, fun mugs and cards. “It’s nice to be able to go up to a little girl and say something other than ‘aren’t you cute,’” Kusmec says. “You can look at a T-shirt, if she’s got on the “Girl President” [Tshirt], and say ‘oh, what do you think? Would you like to be president some day?’” Now that’s empowering!

Girl Wonderful’s products are available at girlwonderful.com.

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