There’s no doubt about it, being a young girl is tough.
One minute, you’re content playing with dolls, the next you’re worrying your thighs are too big or your hair is messy.
Through her new photo series ‘Being Inbetween’ photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn explores the complex and confusing time when girls are around the ages of 10 and 12.
“The aim is to give girls of this age a platform, to empower them and create a beautiful portrait of them as they really are,” Mendelsohn tells The Huffington Post UK.
“They are so many things; strong, characterful, wise, fearful, fearless, funny, and unique, but often people underestimate them and don’t listen to them. Often all these interesting individuals are defined as ‘tweens’ – a group.”