Brands and marketers are constantly thinking of new ways to attract consumers, especially when it comes to portrayals of diversity.
Co-founder of Body Confidence Canada, Jill Andrew, shows us the latest products that are pushing boundaries in the world of body and gender inclusion.
Mia the Wildlife Photographer Doll
- WHY IT’S GREAT: Ken isn’t the only doll to become more inclusive. Mia comes with a very special accessory: a cochlear implant. She’s the world’s very first deaf doll created for kids.
Afro Swimma Cap
- WHY IT’S GREAT: This swim accessory for kids has plenty of space for braids, dreads, and afros—something that other swim caps just don’t offer.
- WHY IT’S GREAT: Because makeup isn’t just for women! This makeup line pushes the boundaries around gender stereotypes and redefining masculinity. Some products include: Brightening CC Cream, Invisible Blotting Powder, Facial Concealer and Under Eye Concealer
- WHY IT’S GREAT: Amadora designs are for the plus-sized woman who isn’t afraid of making a bold statement. Products include: an assortment of adjustable rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Respect My Pronouns T-Shirt
- WHY IT’S GREAT: These unisex shirts are ideal for people who want to defy gender norms.
Backwards Day by S. Bear Bergman
- WHY IT’S GREAT: Books are at the heart of so many of our imaginations and it’s crucial to have narratives that reflect our diversity. This is a great children’s book on gender awareness for transgender and gender-independent kids.
Love is in the Hair by Syrus Marcus Ware
- WHY IT’S GREAT: This is a good read for kids that explores themes of family, love and hair diversity.