We are now in a time in history where the nation is rising up, and realizing that NO , it is not okay to kill people, especially BLACK people , just because. Black lives, together with all lives, Matter.
While on the internet reading about today’s turmoil, I came across a piece of art showing a Care Bear with the Black Lives fist on its tummy. It was SO CUTE!! There was also a depiction of a Strawberry Shortcake character supporting Black Lives Matter.
The drawings were flawless and when I read more into the story behind the drawings, I realized that the art was created by the person who created the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, and more.
Her name is MURIEL FAHRION.
All these years I have been a lover of her toys, I have them , of course, but I never knew the STORY behind the toys. I never knew of her, didn’t know she wasn’t making royalties off of the toys ( which is heartbreaking). I have studied play, and I was even a STRONG Museum Fellow, but I NEVER came across her name… until now. And I am so happy I did.
So I want all of you to know who she is.. simply google MURIEL FAHRION. She is such a beautiful woman with a warm heart. It’s time for us to really know our toy pioneers, especially the women.
You can find her on twitter under : @outtathinairstudio