|Posted on 2 May, 2018 at 6:35|
Trailblazer,fun, hard-working and excellent yummy mummy Ellen Brudet is our wondermama of the month. The 51 years old, Amsterdam based mother of two (29 and 14 years old) is the founder of Coloured Goodies.
Coloured Goodies is the first black doll gift shop in Europe. The aformentioned is something that Ellen is really proud of, and quite rightly so.
Ellen decided to take a leap of faith by opening her shop in February 2016 . She was inspired by the stuggle her Dutch mother and her Surinamese father faced trying to get her a doll that looked like her when she was growing up.She wants black girls to be able to find and play with toys that they can identify with. She has since then been featured on the Black Women in Europe Powerlist 2016.
In addition, one of her dolls recently garnered a lot of attention due to popular rapper The Game, who's daughter was given one of her vitiligo dolls (which was inspired by model Winnie Harlow). The rapper gave the doll and Ellen rave reviews on social media.
This conscientious mother does not only have black dolls(in all shades), vitiligo dolls; she also has ones with Albinism.
Ellen's goal is to continue to expand her creativity, diversity and continue to grow from strength to strength.
ADVICE FOR MOTHERS/WOMEN
"Whatever you are doing in life, think about the legacy you'll leave behind and always stay true to yourself."
To purchase a doll or find out more about Ellen and Coloured Goodies, visit: www.colouredgoodies.nl