I was very excited to get a tweet recently about an amazing Kickstarter project entitled:

The Miss Zee Coloring Book Project

This is a project by a lady that goes by the name of Miss Gee from Louisville, KY. She has come out with an idea for a coloring book series featuring a cute little black girl with puffy hair.

Your beautiful black daughter can grab her crayons and be as artistic as she would like to be while coloring in images that look like her. As Miss Gee explains (and I can confirm as a black girl growing up in the 80s and 90s) the images that she grew up seeing were mostly of white princesses and other characters.
"Although I still love those classic characters to this very day, there was a phase that I went through as a child where I felt ashamed of my appearance, due to the various media that was always presented to me. I do not want my daughter to end up with the same identity issues that I did as a child," she explains.

Miss Gee is requesting just $5,000 on Kickstarter to get her project started. As of this posting (7.23.2012) the current total pledged is $3,125 so just a bit more to go.

You can donate as little as $1 but a pledge of at least $30 gets you a copy of the coloring book fresh off the presses as well as a thank you in the book for participating in the project.

Come on classy black ladies, we can help get this coloring book designed for black girls in the works! The project ends on August 4, 2012, so please hurry and make your pledge!

UPDATE: The project was fully funded! Yay!



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