Color Herstory is an educational and interactive coloring book that focuses on influential and successful women of color. One unit is defined as one coloring book. Each page will have an inspiring woman on it with a small box to the side describing who they are. The coloring book provides not only representation for young girls and women, but empowerment. For the younger girls the coloring books will have easier drawings to color, and for the more mature crowd we will illustrate more complex and aesthetically pleasing designs. It opens the door to opportunity and gives the customer that spark of courage when they realize that there are prosperous women that look just like them.
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Hello everyone! My name is Simone Hufana and I am a senior in high school.
I come from a diverse background of Mexican, Filipino, Chinese, and Puerto Rican ancestry. I was born and raised in the East Bay of California and created this book in hopes to educate and empower. For as long as I could remember my goal in life has been to change the world.
The creation of this business was in inspiration of my two younger sisters, Zariah and Evelien. Growing up in the society that we do, I was ashamed of my features that came with me as a young brown girl. I found shame in my brown skin and full lips, I wanted fair skin like my classmates and barbie dolls. Until I grew older I started taking pride in my different identities because I took the initiative to educate myself about my cultures and the women that look like me and are doing revolutionary things. I got very inspired by what these women were doing and wanted to do what they were doing one day, changing the world. I realized that I was capable of doing so and ended up with this business idea becoming a reality.
A big aspect to my current success is due to the Network For Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE is a non-profit that teaches entrepreneurship skills to students in low income neighborhoods. I was introduces to them in my sophomore year of high school and learned the building blocks of creating a business. They always preached to take something that you love and are passionate about, and create that into a business. I brainstormed like crazy and finally found the perfect idea, Color HerStory.
I put my heart and soul into this book with the hopes that I am impacting a little brown girl who was like me. I am going to change the world, and this is just the beginning.
Thank you for your support, it means the world to me!