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’.