Girls and their cats are tearing the ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ stereotype to pieces

Ladies, we are not crazy about loving our cats.

If anything, we live fuller and happier lives thanks to our relationships with our cats. Beyond everything science has proven, our hearts tell us that loving cats and love for a cat make us more stable and caring.

And there’s nothing crazy about that!

The New York photographer BriAnne Wills has set herself the goal of dispelling the stereotype of the “crazy cat lady” with her project with women and their cats. Not only do we see adorable pictures of cat ladies with their kittens, but we also learn what makes them confident cat ladies. Some of the women tell stories of saving a cat only to have the cat save them. We know these stories well because they reflect our own stories. And thanks to girls and their cats, we confident cat ladies have another way to bond through our love for cats!

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“The crazy cat lady stereotype is a myth”

With her photo project and book, Girls and Their Cats, BriAnne “redefines what it means to be a cat lady by creating eye-catching portraits and appealing profiles of every woman and her cat – or cats.”

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Since 2015 BriAnne has photographed over 300 women and their cats. Here are some ladies and their cats …

Confident cat ladies and their fabulous cats

Emily Hubbard & Cat

“Her pain has become my pain, and I’ve taken more days off work than I can count to help her recover and scurry around her like a nervous helicopter mother.”

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Kyla Burton, Calvin and a powder from foster kittens

“As I became more involved in cat rescuing and working with local organizations, I continued to bring home foster kittens, especially those at risk with complex medical problems. While I can cater to their physical needs, there is nothing better than having a cat partner who models good behavior. Calvin is the best babysitter anyone could ever ask for, and in the past two years we’ve taken care of 70 kittens together. “

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Carmen Graciela Díaz & Stardust

“We always feel that she knows we saved her when she stares at us lovingly. But I think she “saved” us. “

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Elayne Safir & Molly

“Having had Molly as my cuddle friend for 12 years – in three boroughs in six apartments – I felt closest to life, regardless of our physical residence at the time. It got me through breakups with multiple friends, work stress, a hurricane, and recently a major health crisis. “

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Christina Chung & June

“Our little kitten, which used to fit so tightly in the cupped hands, has grown to be three times the size of a cat as we have become our cat parents. June has to do so little to make our home so happy, from the way she expands after a long nap, to the joy of watching planet Earth or how happy she is when we get home to her come. “

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To see more, follow BriAnne’s work on Instagram, Facebook, or get a copy of Girls and Their Cats.

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