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    Posted on Jul 28, 2015

    23 Photos That Destroy The Myth Of The "Old Cat Lady"

    Home is where the cats are!

    Photographer BriAnne Wills set out to capture the special bond between a woman and her cat.

    "What I wanted to do is dispel the 'crazy cat lady' myth," BriAnne told BuzzFeed. "All of the women I photograph are strong, independent, talented, and beautiful in their own way — quite opposite of the stereotypical crazy cat lady."

    BriAnne's ongoing photo series Girls and Their Cats finds women from all over New York City with their little furry companions.

    BriAnne Wills
    BriAnne Wills

    (Left) Stacey and Miu Miu in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Miu Miu was rescued from Baghdad.

    (Right) Sam and Charlie in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Charlie and his brothers were rescued in a Dallas grocery store parking lot.

    BriAnne Wills

    Heather and her three-legged cat named Finn in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

    BriAnne says that while cats can be a wonderful companion for city living, it's important to adopt a healthy cat that has been properly spayed or neutered.

    "There are so many adoption centers in the city. I always recommend going through those because the animals will already be spayed/neutered and vaccinated," BriAnne told BuzzFeed.

    BriAnne Wills
    BriAnne Wills

    (Left) Sugar and Coco in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Sugar is a pianist and artistic director of the Nouveau Classical Project, and she adopted Coco over four years ago from a mobile adoption center in the city.

    (Right) Natalie and Tela in Bushwick. Natalie is a clothing designer and cat mom to five cats! She found Tela 11 years ago living under her old house in Savannah, Georgia, and protected her from a cat-hating landlord.

    BriAnne Wills

    Giuliana and Yoncé in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Giuliana found Yoncé when she was a kitten, alone and shivering at a coffee shop in the middle of winter.

    BriAnne Wills
    BriAnne Wills

    (Left) Jeanine and Bijoux in Crown Heights.

    (Right) Emily and Sid in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

    BriAnne Wills

    Emily and George in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

    BriAnne Wills

    Kristina and Mewmerz in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

    BriAnne Wills
    BriAnne Wills

    (Left) Kia and Jordi in Bushwick. Someone found Jordi on the streets in Bushwick, and now he has a home with Kia and her boyfriend.

    (Right) Charlotte and Rupert in Williamsburg.

    BriAnne Wills

    Kelly and Desnudo in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

    BriAnne Wills

    Dana and Bijou in Greenpoint.

    BriAnne Wills
    BriAnne Wills

    (Left) Jillian and Minerva in Williamsburg. Minerva was not having it.

    (Right) Ana with Bisou and Cassanova in Queens.

    BriAnne Wills

    Hannah with Bobo and Pippin in Williamsburg.

    BriAnne Wills
    BriAnne Wills

    (Left) Aja and Pearl in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

    (Right) Bridgett and Petra in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

    BriAnne Wills

    Lanna and Dots in Crown Heights.

    BriAnne Wills
    BriAnne Wills

    (Left) Lily and Pollo in Greenpoint. Lily adopted Pollo after his former owner didn’t want him because his head was too pointy.

    (Right) Michelle and Ollie in Greenpoint.

    BriAnne Wills

    Stephanie with Simon and Oliver in Williamsburg.

    To view more of BriAnne's project Girls and Their Cats, check out @girlsandtheircats and follow her on Facebook.

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