Nail colour sales to support representation initiative in schools
By Helena Biggs | 06 August 2020 | Movers & Shakers, News
Bio Sculpture’s Vintage Poetry collection features five stunning shades available in lacquer and gel – and the brand is donating £5 from the sale of each collection to the Change The Story initiative.
This initiative, launched by Little Box Of Books and supported by TV personality, Rochelle Humes, aims to put 10,000 diverse books into schools (at a cost of £55,000) to help children to understand and celebrate diversity. A spokesperson from Little Box Of Books comments:
“Only 4% of children’s books published in 2018 had a main character of black, Asian or minority ethnic origins – despite the fact that 33% of our schoolchildren are of black, Asian or minority ethnic origins.”
“Children who do not recognise themselves in books are much less likely to engage with them. Stories can excite and inspire, but they can also perpetuate stereotype and privilege, negatively affecting a child’s ability to recognise and realise their potential. The damage is subtle, rarely discussed, and ultimately devastating.
“Inclusive books remind children that there are many different normalities beyond their own. They can inspire confidence, excitement and a sense that any child can achieve their potential, regardless of the colour of their skin, their gender or their background. Change begins with children.”
Bio Sculpture’s Vintage Poetry collection is available via www.renewbeauty.co.uk
Find out more about the initiative & donate additional funds via www.crowdfunder.co.uk/changethestory