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Meet Bellen Woodward, the Crayon Activist Who's Now A Time Magazine 'Kid of The Year' Honoree

There’s a new kid on the block! Ten-year-old Bellen Woodard is not only the world’s first crayon activist, but she has also just become Time Magazine’s youngest “Kid of the Year” honoree reports Time for Kids. According to Face2Face Africa, after realizing that there was no crayon to represent her complexion, Bellen created her own multicultural crayons through her “More than Peach” project making her the world’s first crayon activist.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Bellen (Official) (@morethanpeachproject) As the only Black student in her class, Bellen realized that anytime her classmates wanted the “skin-color” crayon, they were handed the peach crayon. It was just after voicing her concerns and not being pleased with her mother’s suggestion to try alternative colors, that Bellen decided to take matters into her own hands. The Virginia native used her savings to start the More than Peach project in Spring 2019 not even realizing that her attempt to create an...

Shanique Yates

Dec 10, 2020