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Growing up is never easy. SolidHERity is a collection of books and resources that offers support for important milestones in the life of a girl. The collection will take you from the fundamentals of self-esteem to accepting who you are, appreciating the diversity of the community, friendship, dating & relationships. The books are intended to open up a dialogue about how to grow up with a good head on your shoulders and sound judgment for one another as women. Each book is bilingual to promote a second language and allow us to engage with one another.
Shifting the Paradigm of What Success Looks Like
My Hair Comes With Me – Shifting the Paradigm of What Success Looks Like is a timely message that helps children, adults, teachers and families discuss the infinite possibilities girls – and particularly girls of color- can pursue professionally.
The author and illustrator duo masterfully features professions young women of color can aspire to in science, medicine, business, the arts, education, media and technology and purposely includes hidden gems of history lessons in many of the pages.
Arzu-Brown is intentional about the inclusion the LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities and faith-based communities. My Hair Comes With Me – Shifting the Paradigm of What Success Looks Like Is must have for all that believe in the beauty of diversity.
“Bad Hair Does Not Exist!/”Pelo Malo No Existe!” – is a book
with an anti-bullying message that reinforces respect for individualism.
Hispanic and Black children are exposed to the divisive and bullying term, “bad
hair,” within their own communities.
The term “bad hair” or “pelo malo” is used to describe hair that is usually of curlier texture or of a thick and coarse
density. This is irresponsible and often contributes to a child’s low self –
esteem, dividing both communities and families. The book’s purpose is to
empower all children by giving them alternate terms to describe their hair,
and teaching them the importance of respecting one another’s differences.
Meet Aisha and Helen. They are best friends. They are both intelligent and very attractive. However, Helen just got bit by the “boy crazy” bug. Find out how Aisha keeps Helen focused on her grades in school.
The book is a great way for parents to start that unavoidable conversation about “boys.” You will love how the book prioritizes education in a fun, cool and relatable manner.
- My writing roots I still don't know that writing is my passion. All I know is that I was always able to express myself more effectively through it. My dad would always tell me never to doubt the power of the mighty pen. I think overall my passion has always been to stand on the side of justice especially for girls of all ages. I love doing the right thing in the spirit of love for the greater good. To God Be The Glory!
- My style There is something magical about women solidarity or how I like to say it 'SoldiHerity.” “My platform is to inspire others especially girls to understand and embrace their own 'dynamic unique. We are a multicultural community and at the end of the day a salad bowl is by far more attractive than a melting pot” stated Sulma Arzu-Brown.