eyemaginED exists to significantly impact child outcomes by developing effective solutions and influencing early education policy to raise expectations for programs serving children from birth through elementary school.
Social justice and advocacy are at my core, from my formative years growing up in Arkansas. Arkansas was where I first heard civil rights icon Dick Gregory (prayers for his family in their time of bereavement), where I was first called a nigger, and where I first realized that "to whom much is given, much is required."
Isn’t it interesting that the most innocent of things, like children’s books, toys or movies, can send powerful messages of who we are and what we can become? I often wonder how aware parents are of the lack of diversity present in children’s media. Ordinary experiences with my daughter remind me just how important positive images and stories of people of color might be in truly eradicating America’s ugly history of racism.