When they didn't see characters and crayon colors that looked like them, three young girls started businesses to foster better representation. 9-year-old Rylei Brissett describes, "I couldn't find books that I could really related to, so I wanted other children to find books that they could identify with." She launched The Brown Bookstore, an online store that sells books featuring Black characters for children and teens. From reading to art, another 9-year-old, Bellen Woodard, started the More Than PeachProject, after her classmates called the peach crayon the "skin color crayon". When 11-year-old Kamaria Warren was looking for birthday party supplies, she didn't see any with brown girls. So she started Brown Girl Stationary, which offer products like backpacks and notebooks featuring girls of color. "When I saw other girls lacking confidence because of their skin color, I decided to make products that look like them so they can have a reflection of what they look like," she explains.

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