Friday, October 26, 2012

Vroom! Vroom! Meet The Chloe Pink Girl Of The Week, A Mini Sprint Racer!

Congratulations to 11 year old Alison Slaton of Edmond, Oklahoma -- our Chloe Pink Girl Of The Week! Alison says "I race mini sprints and I like racing because I love the smell, sound, adrenaline rush and beating the boys.  Someday I'd like to race in the 'World of Outlaw Series!'"And I say, "Go Alison!" On behalf of the Chloe Pink team, thank you for following your dreams and being a role model to all girls! Your Chloe Pink Secrets &Stuff Diary is in the mail. XO, Chloe Pink (P.S. Send us your picture & story of a girl following her dream for next week and you just might be featured on my blog and get a free Chloe Pink Diary, too.) 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Book Fair! XO, Chloe Pink

Thank you Hopkins Elementary in Gwinnett County for inviting us to your book fair next week. I had Sharn' make these bookmarks for all the kids...Yes. Even the boys, too. Because a girl isn't the only one who should read because she is curious because she is smart because she is a girl. Right? Pete is nodding his head and I'm sure you are, too. XO, Chloe Pink  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Are you a Chloe Pink Girl of the Week?

Are you a girl 5 or older or do you know someone who is? You know who I'm talking about! A girl who is a special Chloe Pink girl -- somebody who follows her dreams. If that sounds like you or someone you know, then Chloe Pink wants to hear your story. She wants to hear your dream and how you are following it. Also, please tell her how it makes you feel to follow your dreams. She'll post your story and picture on her (Chloe Pink) Facebook page and you'll get a free Chloe Pink Diary. too. That way, you can write down even more about your dreams, which is a great way to help you keep following them! 

Send the following to or (Chloe Pink's helpers)
  • Your photograph (If you're following your dream in it, all the better!)
  • Your dream story: about 3-5 sentences 
  • Parental consent 

            The Breakfast of Champions - Scrambled Local Eggs with Canadian Bacon and Cheddar Cheese, served with a Blueberry Muffin, Fresh Fruit and Roasted Potatoes. Go Falcons, or Braves or whatever!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pink Hats Off To Malala. Pakistani Blogger Girl Not Afraid To Share Her Voice

It's all over the news this morning. A report on Malala Yousafzai, a courageous 14 year old girl who was shot by the Talabin on Tuesday. Why? Because she blogged about the need for girls' education. The Taliban didn't just plan to quiet Malala, but to also silence the hope and growing strength of her Pakistani sisters. It just goes to show how one single voice can be a pretty powerful thing.

The story targets my own personal mission in shrapnel effect. First, as a teaching artist, I bring a language arts program to Atlanta's 3-12 grade classrooms. The title of the workshop? You've Got To Blog It. Expressing Your Point-Of-View In A Digital Age. That's right. I encourage kids, the same age as Malala, to share their voice through blogging. That's exactly what Malala did and look what happened to her. (Thankfully, our country has something called "Freedom of Speech" and the students I work with need not worry about the Taliban disagreeing with their blog.)

While extreme, Malala's tragedy illustrates the point, "look what will happen to you if you speak up!" How many of us are afraid to share our own point-of-view, much less express it through blogging, lest we be fired at by angry words or disapproval from a particular group from whom we seek approval. It takes courage to reveal one's opinions and yet, the reward of speaking up is incredibly empowering. With each thought revealed to others comes a better understanding and therefore, acceptance of self. This is why I believe in my workshop. I want kids to gain confidence and know it's okay to express themselves and blogging is one way to do that.

Secondly, as the cartoonist of Chloe Pink™, a cartoon about girls, I'm committed to the progress of independence for the the female race. "Why girls?" you ask. The great New Yorker Cartoonist, Liza Donnelly, put it into words best for me at Cartooning For Peace last spring. According to Liza, "Girls are raised to not share their opinions in this world." "How messed up is that!" says Chloe Pink.

Very. Which is why Malala showed unfettered courage in sharing her voice against the ways of the Taliban and their backwards, infantile, old world thinking. She was making change for girls everywhere and making it easier for them to speak up, too. We pray for Malala's recovery as she stood up for girls and education. That was her dream.

What are your dreams, girl? How will you follow them today and in your future? What can you stand for like Malala to make the world a better place for yourself and others?
Sharna Fulton

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Honk 3 times if you have a dream!

I'd like to thank Kelly Wright Liddell, our genius Chloe Pink marketing director for thinking to do a car decal. And also POP! Graphics of Lawrenceville, GA for making them for the Chloe Pink team. Don't believe little cartoon girls can drive? Believe it! Just ask Pierre, my Beetle Bug. XO, Chloe Pink

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