Photographer Redefines “Cat Lady” Stereotype

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Image source: Facebook.com/girlsandtheircats
Image source: Facebook.com/girlsandtheircats

The cat lady. She’s often envisioned as a lonely older woman who is to be pitied because she’s unmarried and only has her cats for company. But single cat-loving women all over the country know that the stereotype isn’t true.

And so Brooklyn-based photographer BriAnne Willis is meeting that stereotype head-on with her new project, Girls and Their Cats.” Willis, now 32 years old, has been working on the project for over a year. She has been photographing women and their cats in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as in other areas of New York. But Willis focuses on what’s cool and awesome about these women and their cats, putting the cat lady stereotype to shame. She also posts information about how the women share their lives with their cats.

Image source: Facebook.com/girlsandtheircats
Image source: Facebook.com/girlsandtheircats

Willis hopes to make the photos into a book. She’s photographed 108 women so far, and wants to travel across the country to photograph more women. She regularly posts photos to her Facebook and Instagram accounts. Be sure to follow Willis for updates on her fascinating project.

1 thought on “Photographer Redefines “Cat Lady” Stereotype”

  1. I think that’s great. My boss was calling me a cat lady when I was 28 and I was married and had a son. I’m still married and my son is grown now, but my husband and nieces like to call me cat lady and I don’t care. I rescue cats. I currently have 6 and 1 belongs to this cat ladies husband.

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