Five original multimedia 5" x 7" postcards packaged in clear protective wrap. Written and designed by Briana Beaver. Features original poetry and artwork celebrating inclusion, diversity and belonging. Makes a wonderful gift to show those you love that you're thinking of them.
Postcard features an excerpt of the following:
"My best friend in first grade was black. I admired her dark skin, the way rivulets of water slid down her pigtail braids without ever absorbing, and how her irises concealed her pupils. I wanted to be black, too, like her. I asked her if the world looked different to her because of her charcoal colored eyes. Perched on the steps of her pool, she cocked her head and told me she didn’t know. Then she asked me the same question, did I see things differently than she did because my eyes are hazel. I gave her the same answer, I didn’t know.
But now, I do.
Yes, the answer is yes. I’m just now realizing the privilege it was for me to dream of being black. While I envied her beauty and multicultural family, she was trudging through the real world. And she still is, perhaps fearing for her life over the very details that in conjunction with her sweet vulnerability, made her so beautiful to me."