When Lynette Abbott’s was planning a birthday party for her young daughter, she discovered that very few of the character birthday products looked like her African American daughter, and her 4-year-old was starting to notice. The Little Mermaid has pale white skin, and her sweetie wanted a mermaid party, so she designed everything from plates to banners with her mermaid daughter in mind.
The cause helped her open up about race, inclusivity, and diversity with her child. Now Abbott has a Kickstarter campaign to help fund designs that represent children of diverse backgrounds. She already has 438 backers (at posting) and more than $12,000 in donations. Even a small donation ($15) can you some great goods for your own mermaid party! A pirate design and hopefully others are in the works. That’s one cause we can get behind!