Seventeen-year-old Meron Washington hasn’t graduated secondary school yet, yet she’s now composed a coloring book.
The senior at Fishers High School said she made “Every Girl Wears A Crown” since it’s something she wishes she had growing up.
At seven years of age, Washington adored coloring books.
“I would always be coloring, but they never looked like me, they all had straight hair,” she said. “And so that’s where the idea really came from a black and brown girl coloring book.”
Her motivation for the title rose up out of a youth dream.
“When I was in second grade, I wanted to a be a queen,” said Washington.
She said when she grew up, she understood that wasn’t something one could simply turn out to be, yet that despite everything she wears a crown.
“It’s just invisible,” she said.
Washington said her that all young ladies “feel like the queens that they really are.”
She said while she imagined the book to be a “black girl coloring book,” she has seen girls of all races grasp the book’s self-love message.
“I’ve seen girls of other races just love the feeling of it because yeah, it’s a coloring book but you have to look at the activity page, which makes you feel beautiful which makes you feel smart,” said Washington, loaded up with energy.
One action page includes a fill-in-the-clear spaces segment of a grid. The squares that are finished have qualities like “smart,” “proud” and “strong.”
What’s more, the headings urge readers to “circle or color all the positive things about you” and to “add four of your own.”
Another action page requests that readers “complete sentences with a powerful statement,” about themselves.
Washington said she’s been overpowered that something she believed she was absent as a kid has resounded with such a significant number of others, not simply in the U.S. be that as it may, abroad also.
“We’ve sold over 700 coloring books. Seven hundred. That’s crazy,” said Washington in disbelief.
She said she’s gotten requests from Canada and Germany, too. The cash earned from the book deals goes towards her debutante scholarship fund.
The stories the pages of her coloring book tells are drawn from her very own life. The page of a little youngster with a squirrel was conceived from Washington’s adoration for squirrels as a kid. She and her mom giggled as they reviewed her youth want for having one as a pet.
What’s more, the one with a cape, and power position? That is her top pick.
“Superhero one is my favorite because I’m obsessed with superheroes,” said Washington.
She said that in any event, taking a gander at the coloring book she made gets her energized.
“I’m like, there’s a superhero and she has hair like me!” she said with a tremendous smile.
As this teenager gets ready for graduation from Fishers in May, Washington said it’s her goal for the present and future to assistance change the world in any capacity that she can.