Creator Spotlight - Amy Webb
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Earlier this summer we featured When Charley Met Emma by Amy Webb. We were struck by the story and its message of acceptance and inclusion, so we reached out to Amy and this is what she had to say.
"The best time to teach children about inclusion and acceptance is always NOW. The younger and quicker NOW comes, the better. Children are naturally curious, inquisitive and open. If we can teach them about differences from a young age, they are much more likely to accept those differences and form bonds of friendship that stay with them as they grow older. They are little sponges and whether or not they know it, they are influenced by the media in the world around them--the books they read, the art they see, the TV shows they watch. And if they see different bodies and different walks of life in the world around them--in their TV shows, magazines and books--then those differences are a comfortable part of their worldview. But when they lack that representation in the world around them, they can be very uncomfortable when suddenly presented with differences in the real world. Disability Representation is more than just a nice idea, it has real-world consequences and I've been witness to those consequences, both good and bad, time and time again. Education doesn't just make a difference, it is THE difference for a more accepting, kind and loving world."