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ENGAGE WITH STORYTELLING
Submit your stories!
Our spring story competition for kids is open for submissions on the theme of belonging.
Varta Story Festival
South-Asia inspired Storytelling Festival in Austin
Our March theme is gender and inclusion. We are sharing a creative maker box for kids and families along with a story session
Our Holi book and toolkit is now going around town for stories and creative activities. Request a session now!
Why this work matters?
Your stories will make the world better in 100 years. An inclusive and empathetic world is our gift to the next generation of storytellers.
10% or so curriculum books for K-12 are from diverse authors. Over 70% children’s and young adult books published in the United States feature white characters or animals as leads.
Many people – especially children from diverse backgrounds do not see themselves reflected in media.
Our core mission is to create an inclusive platform and space for children so they have a sense of belonging and are inspired to live creative lives.
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