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Mirrors and windows - the importance of diverse books

Mirrors and windows - the importance of diverse books

Children's books can act like mirrors and windows. Mirrors in that they can reflect on children's own lives and windows as they give them a chance to learn about someone's life. This helps to reduce stereotypes and reduces fear of the "other" if they get to meet them and learn about them from an early age.  Everyone deserves to see themselves and their language in books.


International Children's day

International Children's day

We lose ourselves in books.. We find ourselves there too - unknown - The books we grow up with can actually influence who and what we become in the future 👩🏽‍🚒👩🏽‍🎨👷🏼‍♀️👮🏽‍♀️. I remember being facinated by an old and probably outdated medical text book my parent's had around the house and thinking, maybe one day the medical language would make sense to me😜. In highschool my career choices got influenced mostly by my friends' choices 😊. At some point I considered doing IT 👩🏽‍💻 and actuarial science👩🏽‍🏫 as I was good with numbers and a bit nerdy🤓. My grandpa's sudden...


Our first Melbourne market!

Our first Melbourne market!
We ventured out into the Melbourne market scene and had our first one during the Victorian Cultural Diversity week 16-24 March 2019. We had a splendid time and cannot wait to venture to more Melbourne markets as we grow.

We got featured on SBS Australia!

We got featured on SBS Australia!
Growing up as a person of colour in Australia has inherent challenges. As we celebrate Harmony day, I reflect on one of the challenges parents of African- Australian children might experience.

Perseverance works

Perseverance works

Open the door, it may lead you to someplace you never expected.... As a medical mum 👩🏽‍⚕️ who has a vision to have all kids living in the diaspora proudly fluent in their native tongues, I have had to knock on a few 🚪s to share my dream and try to make it reality. Sure, some haven't opened YET, I am still patiently waiting 😉, excuse the medical pun 😜😊. Some doors have been opened only to be closed shut in my face 😩because- who cares for those languages? Err me 😉- there is no market for those books as those people don't read kids books in...