It all started last summer with a viral photo of my friend and now business partner Victoria’s daughter, Anistyn. After Victoria came across a stream of negative comments online about the photo, she realized she was becoming the center of some cyber bullying. She then looked down at her innocent newborn son and had a thought that sparked the beginning of TDK “we aren’t born mean.” She contacted me and together we formed our company for social good.
I’m sure some think we are crazy for launching a company with small children at home. Victoria’s children are 1 and 2 years old, and I myself have a 3-year-old and am expecting daughter number 2 in May. We also work long distance from each other. I’m here in south Louisiana and Victoria in Colorado.
I believe what keeps me going, other than my morning cup of joe, is our mission. Knowing that I’m creating something bigger than myself really helps keep what’s important in focus and motivates me each week to tackle my to-do list. I honestly love Monday’s! Loving my role with TDK helps me balance being a mom and an entrepreneur. When you truly enjoy and care about what you are doing or creating, the ‘work’ part is effortless – most of the time. But when it does become challenging, the rewarding and fulfilling end results make it more than worth it. Co-founding this business for social good has been good for my soul and I see it having the same positive effect on parents and children everywhere.
Victoria and I admit that it will take more than a doll and some heart tokens to change the world. We do believe however, that combined with an eager child and parents willing to share their values with their children, The Doll Kind will provide a much needed catalyst in creating a better, kinder world.
To find out more about The Doll Kind, our mission, how it works, and how we give, follow the link to our Kickstarter campaign.