The toy company GoldieBlox strives to get girls to aspire to a life beyond princesshood.
So, as 2015 comes to a close, what better way to do so than by highlighting all the amazing things women have accomplished this year?
From Viola Davis' inspiring Emmys speech to Ruth Bader Ginsberg's brave fight (and win) for the legalization of same-sex marriage, and from Misty Copeland breaking down race barriers in the dance world to Amy Schumer slamming gender stereotypes in her show, women have made giant leaps this year, setting exceptional examples for little girls everywhere.
GoldieBlox decided to pay homage to these incredible women — and Hillary Clinton, Abby Wambach, Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj, too — by putting together a video of the biggest girl-power moments of 2015, featuring a bunch of kids dressed up as mini versions of their feminist idols.
There's a young ballerina Misty Copeland twirling around, a little Hillary Clinton signing bills and getting sh*t done, a small Amy Schumer doppelgänger trying to contour hilariously with makeup, a tiny Ruth Bader Ginsberg eating wedding cake with a same-sex couple, a pint-size version of Jen Welter, the NFL's first female coach, leading the boys to victory, a teeny Viola Davis inspiring women — particularly those of color — to dream big, and a mini Nicki and Beyonce reenacting the "Feeling Myself" video.
Yes, the little celebs are adorably genius, but the message is even more brilliant. Depending on the person they're portraying, they hold up signs that say things like #ILookLikeAComedian or #ILookLikeAPresident or #ILookLikeAChampion. Software engineer Isis Anchalee shows up with a group of girl-scientists who hold signs reading #ILookLikeAnEngineer.
The video is narrated by the 9-year-old Ellen DeGeneres Show star, singer, and actress Sophia Grace and features appearances from the actual Jen Welter and Abby Wambach.
Thank you, GoldieBlox, for inspiring us to challenge traditional gender roles and be proud of being women.
So grab a tissue, watch the video, and be prepared to feel like listening to "Run The World (Girls)" for the remainder of the day.
Screengrab via YouTube/GoldieBlox