Diversity Archives -
We’ve always pride ourselves on creating an inclusive library for T, despite the fact that statistically you’re more likely to see an animal, a robot or “other” objects (27%) as the main characters than a person of colour or person with a visible disability. The same goes for children’s authors. According to the 2017 CCBC
Growing up as someone within a marginalised community can be hard. I came out when I was in my late teens, but I knew a lot earlier that there was something ‘different’ about me by the way I felt towards certain friends and peers. When it came to looks and appearance I was different in
Every Pride, a variety of social media handles will take part in a change in their avatar to represent the “season”. They may also create a rainbow-themed product, or feature the more “diverse” members of their payroll. It often (not always!) comes with good intention, however once Pride season has well and truly finished, the
It’s not an exaggeration when I say that I could probably count on one hand the amount of times I have seen an LGBTQ person or family feature in a brand campaign. I’m not talking about your big adverts like Gillete or IKEA (although they’re still very welcome!) or famous LGBTQ celebrities, I’m talking about
Before T was even born, Sharon and I were talking about our favourite books and what kind of books T would likely have on his shelves. Classics like; Guess How Much I Love You, Spot, and Goodnight Moon were all up there, but, very quickly, we realised that families like us were rarely represented in children’s books.