Congratulations to The Waldorf School of Garden City parent Sabine Josephs on her, All of Us Skin Tone Crayons, being selected as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2021! The list “[celebrates] small businesses, women-owned brands, and items created by people of color.”
According to Ms. Josephs:
“The journey of these crayons began after I became aware of the limited choices of crayons that held a loving consciousness for the earth, but also honored our diverse world. The desire for my daughter to have the tools to create art that embraced the beautiful people we share the earth with, grew stronger and stronger. And in the true nature of my being – I set out to create crayons myself.
The mission of my Instagram account @WaldorfinColor, and the diversity crayons, is to nurture the growth of the many seeds of inclusion that accompany me every day, as I navigate through our world. When we embrace the diversity of human beings, we are allowing ourselves to live fully and receive all the tools that connect us to joy, love and true abundance.
I hope these crayons help guide our next generation forward with the seeds of inclusion in art, and the inner momentum to always embrace the world around them with open and loving hearts.”
Students in The Waldorf School of Garden City Early Childhood Program have been using these gorgeous crayons for a while now and the Lower School students will have them soon. The children and teachers couldn’t be happier. “What a beautiful opportunity for every child in our school to be represented” said Keelah Helwig, Early Childhood Chair.