Kids should be kids. We're here to empower every monster to be himself/herself.
Wee Monster's AW19 collection is based around our main collaboration with Isabella Grace. It's definitely a passion project between Jakki and myself. It means the world for us to share this story... to inspire and empower all parents and their monsters.
Jakki's story (mom statement):
Connie's story (auntie/teacher statement):
As Belle's auntie, this experience hurt my heart. I've taught English and Special Education for five years before going full time with Wee Monster. I would never approach any teacher conference in such a way. I always make it a point to work as a team with parents... and this isn't what happened in this case.
I personally took the time out to assess Belle and the situation. Both Jakki and I were very open-minded about all the possibilities. However, this just wasn't the case. Belle scored above grade level in reading and writing comprehension. I also took the time out to really research lefties. As a lefty myself, I remember flipping my letters as well. It was just something I grew in and out of. So we hope that all parents stay open to all the possibilities and solutions during this parent conference season. Every child learns differently. There's no right or wrong. We just have to do our best to support them!
We've continued to foster her love of reading. Her latest craze? Harry Potter. I love how curious Belle is, especially with all her questions. I only hope we can continue to inspire her to explore art and the world.
Wee Monster will be donating 5% of sales of the Jack Raditt Sweatshirt to Inner-City Arts. Inner-City Arts is a local space located in Downtown Los Angeles, which creates a safe space for students/kids to explore art.
We actually drive by Inner-City Arts most days during production. I've known students who love this organization, and we'd only love to support. Most schools in California do not have healthy and/or extensive arts programs for students. In addition, 29% of schools in California don't offer art programs period.
One of Wee Monster's core values is to give back each year. We choose an organization that is near and dear to our hearts. This year - and every year - we are truly passionate about pushing arts programs further in education. It's not just about books and tests. We want our monsters to be creative in every each way.
We'd love to hear from you! Did you have any similar experiences? How did you go about it?