I am a mom and former professor. I’ve always wanted to inspire young people. In 2003, I formed the World of Entertainment, Publishing and Inspiration (World of EPI) with the mission of spreading joy by providing children with dolls that inspire dreams, promote intelligence and build self-esteem. Building self-esteem is the cornerstone of all the work I do, because low self-esteem can limit a child’s potential. As a professor who had experienced low self-esteem, I quickly recognized it in the young women in my classes. One day while watching an updated doll study, I saw a beautiful little mocha skinned girl say she didn’t think the brown doll was pretty because its skin was nasty. She then touched her own hand and said, “just like mine”. As my heart broke and tears flowed down my face, I said, "Oh my goodness, this begins in early childhood." At that moment, I knew I had to create dolls for multicultural girls.
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