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Pink is for Girls

by: Napoleon Stewart, Edwardsville, Kansas

When you open your mind, you open your world.

quote by: Krista Lardieri, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Artist Statement

My work addresses gender-specific roles and which toys are meant for which gender. We see a young boy playing with a doll—something that goes against societal norms. We also see a young girl playing with a toy that society would classify is for boys only. I created this because I have a daughter, and, too often, I see kids being told what types of toys they should or shouldn’t wear or play with, based on their gender. Toys are toys and should be viewed as such.