Meet the first lady Of Black & Unique Dolls
I was born from a mixed marriage. My father was born in Suriname and my mother was born in the Netherlands. I am a very proud 'Moksi baby' or as I call it 'a double blood' (in the Netherlands they call mixed babies 'half blood' but that makes no sense to me!)
Back in the day, when I was a child, it was a real 'mission impossible' for my mother to buy a colored doll to play with. Maybe they were there, but unfortunately my mother couldn't find anything when I was still small,
When my mother finally found the dark doll, I was no longer interested. Why? I think I got used to playing with white dolls. This made my mother very sad, all she ever wanted for me was a doll that I could identify with. Her exact words were: 'every child should be able to recognize themselves in the toys' And those words of hers have brought me where I am today!
In 2011 I went to the market in Amsterdam North (Buikslotermeerplein) with all my colored products. It was a wonderful time but also very difficult. 4 days a week in the storm, rain, cold, heat. I really wanted my own store and after a long struggle, it finally happened
On February 14, 2016 the Colorful Goodies store.
It was and still is the first Black Doll Giftshop in Europe and I am of course more than proud of it! Recently my eldest son said to me: 'mom...Colourful Goodies will be your legacy'. And I believe this to be true......I have made history with my store. The future looks even brighter because we are doing everything we can to normalize the products in society.
. Feel free to visit my small shop with big ideals to experience the WOW effect for yourself :-)