Biankha and friends was created to empower, motivate and inspire, in particular, young girls of colour, to excel in the 21st century. Our mission is to educate and encourage young girls to embrace their culture and heritage, whilst succeeding in a modern and ever changing society, through dolls, role play, books, animation and everyday items.
Biankha and friends was created by Charlotte Francis, a single mother to her only daughter after noticing a shortage in the availability of ethnic dolls in high street stores and low morale and self- esteem amongst the young girls of colour Charlotte has worked with. Biankha was designed and created from scratch by Charlotte and her name derives from the word ‘Ankh’, the Egyptian symbol for life.
Our mission is to educate young children about their true history and encourage them to strive to reach their full potential, whilst taking pride in their culture and communities. We hope to ‘inspire little princesses to become queens’.
Biankha is a multi- faceted young woman of black/ african heritage. Her name derives from the word ‘ankh’ which originates from Egypt (ancient Kemet – land of black faces) and represents ‘life’. Biankha is a strong believer of taking life by both hands and making the most out of it.
Biankha is in tune to her African heritage, especially her ancient ancestors who originated from ancient Kemet (Egypt). She respects her history and her many ancestors who once ruled as royalty in these ancient lands. Biankha is also very driven and motivated to achieve her highest potential in life. She is also very proud of her natural assets such as her curly hair and abundance of melanin which she recognises as part of her beauty.
Biankha is an advocate for black history, science, entrepeneurship, natural black beauty, black love and spirituality. She hopes to spread all of these things through her dolls and animation.