To celebrate, here's the full prose poem on which this beautiful artwork is based.
It's no secret that our society raises children to feel as if the value of girls and women lies in their physical appearance. Even when meeting toddlers for the first time, many of us tend to default to complementing girls about their outfits and how pretty they are. Children absorb the messages of their environment long before formal education.
Clare Younis, our chief artist, created this beautiful nursery wall art in reaction to this attitude. Initially drawn for her friend's new baby, it's become one of our most popular products.
The art doubles as a mantra for the wee hours when sleep feels like a distant dream.
Of course, it's not only for baby girls. What better way to instil admiration and respect for women than to hold them up as role models for everyone?
Rainbow Baby Poem
Welcome to the world, righteous little babe
May you have the courage of Rosa Parks, the generosity of Mother Teresa, the fortitude of Indira Gandhi, the grace of Anna Pavlova, the vision of Marie Curie, the bravery of Malala Yousafzai, the self belief of Jeanne de Arc, the confidence of Nellie Melba, the positivity of Oprah, the moxie of Ripley, the wit of Mae West, the wisdom of Athena, the self-awareness of Joni M, the smile of Lana Turner, the sassiness of Buffy, the mystery of Mona Lisa, the pride of Sinead, the endurance of Madonna, the nous of Esme Weatherwax, the sparkle of Dolly, the prosperity of Queen Victoria, the logic of Temple Grandin, the effervescence of Lucille, the curiosity of Alice, the vim of Doris Day, the might of Boudicca, the drive of Germaine, the eye of Annie Leibovitz, the exhilaration of Amelia Earhart, the power of Venus and Serena, the valour of Irena Sendlerowa.
Be as peace loving as Pocahontas, as inspiring as Toni Morrison as questioning as Hypatia and have the determination of Wangari Maathai.
Be as vibrant as Josephine Baker!
Have the smarts of Harriet Tubman, the tenacity of Helen Keller, the words of Virginia Wolf, the heart of Susan B Anthony, the self sufficiency of Rosie the riveter, the patience of Jane Goodall.
Be as determined as Nellie Bly, as thoughtful as Fadumo Dayib, as poised as Isadora.
Most of all, have the knowledge that you are LOVED
by your family and friends-
not for being like all these exceptional women,
but simply for being you.
World Changing YOU.