These days we can notice more and more children ditching outdated gender conventions. TV historian Dan Snow shared such an event on Twitter.


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His 7-year-old daughter was preparing for a “medieval feast” held by her school. Most of the other children chose a typical attire, boys went as knights and girls dressed as princesses. But Dan’s daughter Zia had a better idea. She went to the event dressed as a badass Viking fleet commander “The Red Girl”.

Not only was Zia turning heads at the “medieval feast” she also shared an important historical fact with everyone. Snow taught the curious girl that there were many female warriors who fought in the 10th century, but somehow this fact often gets overlooked.

Dan Snow was praised for encouraging her daughter to defy gender conventions and teaching her about powerful and important women in history.

(h/t: comicsands)

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Dan Snow’s 7-year-old daughter was preparing for a “medieval feast” held by her school

Image credits: Dan Snow

Most of the other children chose a typical attire, boys went as knights and girls dressed as princesses

Image credits: Dan Snow

But Dan’s daughter Zia had a much better idea

Dan was praised for encouraging her daughter to defy gender norms and teaching her about powerful women in history

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