Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
FLEXIN’ IN MY COMPLEXION was created by then 10-year-old Kheris Rogers to encourage others to be confident in who they are, no matter their differences. Last year, she became the youngest person ever to show during NY Fashion Week. “What made me want to start Flexin’ in My Complexion was me getting bullied for my skin color, my skin complexion. And I want other people to know that they’re not alone.”
COLORING PINS is here to add a bit more color to the pin game.
“Coloring Pins was birthed from my wanting to wear pins, but not seeing any for me on the market. There are tons of cute pins, but none of them resonated with me or made me feel like I had to have them. I wanted a pin that was an extension of me, and I wanted to be able to walk with a pin that spoke before I did.”
NIRVANA WILD is a handmade jewelry brand featuring unique crystal jewelry with ancient, mystic flair. “I started Nirvana Wild as a way to prove to myself and my daughter that we could make our dreams come true in life. It’s always been important to me that I not only tell her she can achieve anything but that I show her by doing it for myself first. One day when she’s doing her own thing and it gets tough she can look to this journey for courage and light. That way she always remembers that “Brightness is Just Who [We] Are.“