the little girl who could…


30/10/2012 by Sarah Ritchie

Stella Ehrhart

“This is how Stella Ehrhart, age 8, decides what to wear for school. She opens her closet. She opens her book, “100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century.” And she opens her mind.” (Erin Grace,

If you ever yearn to be saturated with inspiration, perhaps you should look to the young. There is little learned fear in youth. They have not yet reached the stage where their ideas will be tainted by naysayers and fearmongers. They laugh, they embrace life and they dream big dreams.

Stella Ehrhart is a young American schoolgirl whose creativity has taken her on a remarkable journey. Every single school day – for over one year – Stella has gone to school dressed as an historical figure…a different outfit every day! The outfits reflect her creative expression, her determination and her perseverance. You can read her inspirational story here.

I often long to reclaim the unfettered confidence of youth and the feeling that I can conquer the world on 10c and a dream. With inflation that would now be more like $100 and a dream…hmmm, could be tempting…


3 thoughts on “the little girl who could…

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  2. leonabriggs says:

    Love that she is strong enough to do this and not worry about what anyone thinks!

    • Sarah says:

      Totally. I have often wondered at what age/stage do children start to be concerned about what others think. Somewhere along the path of life we start to lose the ability to think big, dream dreams and be an individual. So often I would love to reclaim the confidence of the young!

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