Dear Lovevery Community,
I have always wanted to do more to teach children to respect and value all people, both in my own family and at Lovevery, but I haven’t felt confident that I had the tools to create meaningful change. It’s so important to get it right, and I don’t always know what to do.
Helping caregivers raise anti-racist and inclusive children is a core part of our mission at Lovevery. Research shows how critical it is for children to see examples of positive diversity as they start to understand and categorize their world.
We are so proud to introduce Lovevery’s new Senior Advisors of Equity and Inclusion, Ashley Baylen and Nicole Stamp.
Searching for authentic perspectives, I was thrilled to discover Nicole and Ashley’s brilliant company, ByUs Box, designed to dismantle bias in early childhood. To create their educational toolkits and parent learning guides, Ashley and Nicole consulted child development experts, advisors, and artists all from equity-seeking groups. Their age-staged guides and products succeeded in two key ways: as a source of positive representation for children who don’t often see themselves centered in the media, and by strengthening common ground so that all children become better playmates when they meet kids unlike themselves.
ByUs Box was exactly what I needed for my own family and for Lovevery. My husband Decker and I care deeply about raising anti-racist and inclusive children. We know you do too, so Lovevery is now in the process of incorporating Nicole and Ashley’s insights into our products, content, and culture.
Let’s keep doing this important work together,
Photo Credit: Melissa Caparelli