The Kinship Collection is full of girls and women from literature who are as strong as they are unique... perfect for the strong, unique women in your life.
This collection demonstrates the beauty of humanity, that we are as different from each other as we are the same. Hopefully, these prints will empower the girls and women in your life to value their strength, too.
- Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth is tenacious. In a culture of prim women taking turns about the room, Elizabeth holds fast to her principles and is determined to live an outward life that matches her inner self, even if it bucks convention.
Dorothy Gale from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Dorothy is loyal. She gets swept in the tornado trying to rescue her beloved Toto, she befriends those who are different than she is, and ultimately she longs to go home to those she loves. Her loyalty is the real magic.
Jo March from Little Women
Jo is willful. She writes thrillers under a male pseudonym to get published, cuts her hair to pay for a train ticket, rejects marriage proposals, and is - as she says - hopelessly flawed. Her stubbornness is as dangerous as it is powerful, and isn't that true of us? If nurtured properly, what some see as a hindrance can be the most effective part of who we are.
Anne Frank from The Diary of Anne Frank
Anne is hopeful. Anne is the only member of The Kinship Collection who actually existed, and her story is the most harrowing of them all. Forced to live in hiding for three years behind a bookcase, she wrote in a diary that has become one of the most recognizable pieces of literature to date. She was an observer of people and saw the best in them, she had dreams to be a journalist and "to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met," and she saw hope even when all seemed lost.
Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout is curious. Her questions are thoughtful, direct, and meant to help her see the world from the perspectives of others, not just her own. Scout is a young girl in the story but a grown woman as the narrator, and we get to see her childlike curiosity inform her adulthood on the page. She didn't always understand the answers to her questions or know how to reconcile when there weren't answers at all, but she saw people more than she sought answers, from Boo to Tom to her own father.
Sara Crewe from A Little Princess
Sara is compassionate. She grew up in exotic India, had a heart connection with her father, and possessed everything she ever wanted. Even as a little rich girl, she saw people beyond the surface, but her compassion was tested when she lost everything at once - her father, her status, her possessions. Many of us would become self-centered and focused on our own woes, but Sara continued to see beyond herself, beyond her own situation. She treated her fellow servant, Becky, like a princess. She taught the other girls in the school that they, too, were princesses because of who they were, not what they had. What a gift to always see the best in people.
Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre
Jane is steadfast. Like many of the others in this collection, Jane has many reasons to give up, to conform her nature to her situation, to lose herself in difficult circumstances. She's an orphan, an outcast, and her future lies in serving others. Despite being in the shadows of her own life, Jane remains strong, resolute, and unwavering in her own convictions. She chooses justice over happiness, duty over whim, and in the end, love over personal comfort, all with an admirable willingness.
Nancy Drew from The Nancy Drew Mystery Series
Nancy is fearless. She has all the success the world admires and could become complacent. Instead, she uses her brain to step completely unafraid into situations well beyond her teenage years, especially in the 1950s. We all remember her climbing down hidden staircases, walking through haunted forests, and confronting whispering statues. Nothing scared Nancy, and that strength has stuck with us for decades.
- Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables
Anne is passionate. Life is full and sweeping, even in the ordinary moments. Anne has multiple reasons to despair - and sometimes does - but even in her sadness, she's strong and intense. Her striving isn't about perfection but about coming fully alive and embracing what she loves - learning, teaching, Diana, and her beloved Matthew and Marilla.