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Ellen Brudet – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

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Ellen Brudet, Entrepreneurship: The Netherlands, Creator of dolls of color

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In her own words:

My name is Ellen Brudet and I’m 49 years young … mother of two beautiful boys (28 and 14) and myself a child of a mixed marriage.

* My father Surinamese and my mother * Dutch . I am a proud Moksi Baby.

When I was a child, around 1966, it was hardly possible to get a puppet with brown-skin. The moment my mother finally found a doll of color I had no interest. Why? Because I was already accustomed to the white dolls, I think. For my mother, of course, this was very annoying and quickly became sad because all she ever wanted was that I could identify myself.

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Her own words were, “Every child should have a brown doll”. And I am living her words!

Colored Goodies opened its doors on February 14, 2016.

It is the very first Black Doll Gift Shop in the Netherlands and I am more than proud. My oldest son said to me, “Mom … you will leave a nice legacy”. Yes … its true …. I made history with my shop 🙂

Editor’s note: Ellen has since discovered hers is the first black doll shop in ALL of Europe!


Operation Sankofa: Celebrating Black Dolls

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When: Saturday 26 May 2012, 2:30-6-30PM
Where: The Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1JF
Adm: Adults £5 / 5-16 yrs £3 / Under 5’s Free

OPERATION SANKOFA PRESENTS THE 4TH EVENT – CELEBRATING BLACK DOLLS

Light Refreshments / Stalls / Raffle / Displays

THEME: SELF DISCOVERY:
BACK TO BASICS! WHO AM I? WHAT MAKES ME, ME? NAME, SKIN, HAIR, CLOTHES???

WHAT DO WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN? ABOUT WHO THEY ARE? WHY BLACK DOLLS?

Presentations from our Special Guests:
Anum of LivityFoundation – Naming Ceremony
Margaret Oshindele-Smith – Doll Collector
Rosine Mondor – Les Poupees Des Tropiques (Paris)
Etuma Seba – Pempers (Childrens Play Project Dakar)
BRING IDEAS/STORIES/EXPERIENCES AND YOUR DOLLS

For information contact:
Ama – Tel: 070 170 38545
Email: info@operationsankofa.com
or visit www.operationsankofa.com