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This Photographer Is Breaking The “Crazy Cat Lady” Stereotype By Photographing Women With Their Cats (16 Pics)

Published 1 month ago

Most of you are probably familiar with the “Crazy cat lady” stereotype. It is commonly used to describe single women who live alone with one or more cats and is in most cases used as a pejorative term. However, one photographer aims to debunk this stereotype by taking photos of women and their cats in a project she calls “Girls and Their Cats”.

Photographer BriAnne Wills started this project on Instagram back in 2015 and since the has taken photos of over 300 women and their rescued and adopted cats all across the U.S. She even has a book coming out this month so be sure to check it out here!

Check out the beautiful photos debunking the “crazy cat lady” stereotype in the gallery below!

More info: Instagram | girlsandtheircats.com | girlsandtheircats.com

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Aisha Awadallah, Alex, Xena, and Tigger

“My three cats are all reflections of me and represent the full spectrum of my personality and phases of my life.”

Hannah Shaw, Coco and Eloise

“Coco was my inspiration for getting involved in kitten rescue and shifting all of my advocacy efforts to focus on neonatal kittens and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Raising her taught me how great a need there is for educational resources about kitten care.”

“Eloise is a shy girl. She’s not keen on new people or new experiences, which makes our bond even more special.”

Sara Anderson and Loki

“Loki is incredibly affectionate, cuddly, and chatty. He loves napping on our bellies, eating chicken and scrambled eggs, and receiving hearty head scratches.”

Monica Choy, Linus and Zorro

“Linus, who’s named after the Zen Peanuts character, has a lot of poise, and I often think of him as a cat model. He’s always posing with his paws and tail positioned just so.”

“Zorro is more standoffish with strangers, but he is loyal and tender to those he’s chosen as his people.”

Jamilah King and Smarty

“Smarty is the most communicative little being I’ve ever known, and while it’s not great that he purrs in my face at five in the morning, I try to look at it as him just being very open about his needs. And I can learn from that!”

Alexandra Lyles-King, Lois and Maxine

“Every morning, I wake up wearing a cat bikini: one snoozing across my chest, one on my hips. They are the best.”

Lauren Leavell and Doo Doo

“Doo Doo has that keen emotional sensor most cats have. I don’t think I have ever had to be sick or sad by myself since we met.”

Éva Goicochea, Bea and Winnie

“Bea and Winnie are very yin and yang. Bea is shy and quiet with a grumpy streak, while Winnie is absolutely a ham, always happy and up for playing. Together, they are balanced, and we imagine Winnie encouraging Bea not to take life so seriously.”

JiaJia Fei and Coco

“In many ways, she’s also grown to fit the stereotype of pets who resemble their owners. Her black-and-white look pairs perfectly with my deliberately monochromatic wardrobe and bedroom, where she spends about 90 percent of her time.”

Bethany Watson, Loki, and Minerva

“They’re both the sweetest kittens you could ever hope to meet. I’m so grateful we all found each other.”

Sam Ushiro and Sabbath

“I never considered having a cat before I met her, and honestly, I still wouldn’t, because the only cat for me is Sabbath.”

“My favorite thing to tell people is how she has her own special chair in the living room where she sits and watches everything, like a queen on her throne, keeping the court in order. ”

Anka Lavriv and Petey on the cover of ‘Girls and Their Cats’

“Petey is the light of my life. He is bossy, cranky, sassy, and courageous and takes no s**t from anyone.”

Aušrys Uptas

One day this guy just kind of figured "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending around the web. Something that always peeks his interests is old technology, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness so if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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