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