Sketchbook Sunday: Mermaid

I was at work and my friend and I were talking about how there isn’t enough diversity with mermaid stories. Either the protagonist is a white mermaid or the story has a group of diverse mermaids but not many stories where the protagonist is a mermaid of color.

I’ve started to notice this more and more now that I’m a mother. We need more diverse books. We need more stories our children can relate to and stories that give different perspectives.

My friend and I said we should find the gaps and make the stories ourselves…

Just add it to the list of all the things we already need to do.

Check out my friend’s blog, Flappers and Philosophers. She also has a great Instagram page. If you love books, you won’t regret it.

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