A Mom, a Mirror and a Mission
With the birth of Niya, our firstborn, my husband and I searched high and low to find dolls and books that looked like her and reflected our culture. Authentic African-American dolls and picture books that portrayed positive family relationships were missing on the shelves; the same way I was missing from the Saturday morning kids’ lineup.
I decided at that point that my daughter would see her beauty and brilliance in the books she read, the dolls she played with and the animated children’s shows she watched. I vowed that Niya would see herself as “invaluable” and not “invisible.” My gift to her would be a doll that she could truly call her own. For Moms and Grandmoms who are still searching for that special doll to give your own, look no further, Here Comes Niya!