“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change; I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” – Angela Davis
I love collecting quotes so much that I have a “quotes collection” inside of my many saved Instagram finds. Nearly two years ago, a good friend shared the above quote and I can attribute it to a lot of my thought process today. To say I was blown away after reading this, would be an understatement. This quote was honestly one of the first things that came to mind when I woke up, for at least two weeks. I could not shake it off, nor did I want to.
At the time I was struggling to reconcile with the way Africa and Africans are often misrepresented or under-represented in literature and mass media as a whole. I was frequently jotting down story ideas in my journal. Stories about musical legends, entrepreneurs, and change makers. But more importantly, stories about children engaging in their typical mischief, being afraid of harmless creatures like chameleons, and stories about family love.
These radically normal stories seemed to be forever absent, which in turn does not allow other children to find common ground and develop connections with “Africans.” I suppose being a mother has made me even more mindful of the kind of awareness I want my children to have.
So, I looked at that list of ideas in my journal and recognized that if I wanted to see real change I needed to find people who were just as passionate about the motherland as I am. Fortunately, we live in the day and age of mass media. I stalked several accounts, reached out to a number of people and shared my vision. The response was beyond what I could have asked for.
The Global Kidz House family of creators is so special to me. I know in my heart that whatever we create is going to be truly magical.
Together we’re creating stories that are funny, dramatic, radical and awe inspiring. There’s so much love, passion and excitement. It is my hope that you feel the energy as you join us on this journey.
Welcome to Global Kidz House!