June’s Diary (Gabrielle Carreiro; Brienna DeVlugt; Kristal Lyndriette-Smith; Shyann Roberts; Ashly Williams) have entered into a partnership with the creators of Fresh Dolls and they are sprinkled with all sorts of black girl magic.
We were first introduced to June’s Diary via BET’s doc-series, “Chasing Destiny.” Since then, the young ladies have taken the music scene by storm and blaze the trail with their powerful and melodic voices. Currently, June’s Diary is performing on “The Great Xscape Tour” with R&B powerhouses, Xscape ( Kandi Burress, Tamika ‘Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott), Zonnique, Monica Brown, and Tamar Braxton.
June’s Diary, Shyann Roberts, of St. Petersburg, FL has inspired so many young girls by achieving her dream. Although, she is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Having graced stages since the age of two, Shyann, has no plans of slowing down. While on break, you could catch her performing and making appearances locally. She remains in hustle mode. I will always remember the way she had the crowd standing to their feet after her set at the Elite Visions, Bay Area Community Awards. Shortly after that appearance, it was announced that she would be appearing on “Chasing Destiny.” When you stay ready, there is no need to get ready!
The partnership with “Fresh Dolls” is big because it’s not just any plan ole partnership. The World of Entertainment, Publishing and Inspiration (World of EPI) set out with a mission to “ provide children with dolls that inspire dreams, promote intelligence and build self-esteem, and the Fresh Dolls are the embodiment of that mission. A line of dolls will be manufactured in June’s Diary likeliness.
Dr. Lisa Williams and African-American woman is the creator of The Fresh Dolls. She writes in her bio that, one day while watching an updated doll study, I saw a beautiful little mocha skinned girl say she didn’t think the brown doll was pretty because its skin was nasty. She then touched her own hand and said, “just like mine”. As my heart broke and tears flowed down my face, I said, “Oh my goodness this begins in early childhood.” At that moment, I knew I had to create dolls for multicultural girls.
The dolls are absolutely beautiful. With their custom-blended skin tones, full lips and different textured and styled hair types, they are perfect for that little girl in your life. Our girls benefit greatly by having dolls that mirror their beauty. The tolls can be found in Target and Walmart. Let’s show our support.