Equalitee is a platform to empower the DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) ecosystem in India and help create positive, gender-equal narratives. In our early work we focused on leveraging popular culture to positively influence attitudes and believes around children and young adults. Moving forward, we dream of a world where everyone is able to aspire and achieve their dreams, free of limiting expectations of what they should and can be. To achieve this, we see ourselves as ideators & creators on one hand and on the other hand as catalysts & facilitators, to bring together the community. We are working to creating opportunities for institutions, educators, organisations & brands to build and collaborate on projects and campaign
EQUALITEE MERCHANDISE FOR KIDS
We are India's first gender-cool brand for kids. Equalitee is a brand created by Curious Ventures.
We dream of a world where all children are able to live their lives to full potential. A world where they are all able to aspire and achieve their dreams, free of any limiting expectations of what they should and can be.
At Equalitee we leverage popular culture to positively influence attitudes & beliefs around gender roles in children and young adults.
We see ourselves as ideators & creators on one hand and on the other hand as a catalyst & facilitator, to bring together the community. We aim to:
- Bring attention of parents and caregivers to the effects of unconscious bias on children’s growth and well-being
- Collaborate with schools, corporates, not-for-profits and influencers to build projects and create awareness campaigns
- Engage with brands and media creators to challenge current gender representations and create positive, gender equal narratives
- Influence popular culture through gender positive merchandise
Boys don’t cry!
Girls don’t play football!
Stereotypes established over centuries tell us behaviour expected of girls and boys. Images enacted in popular culture and endorsed by media repeatedly dictate conformity to these labels.
Our children end up constantly measuring their place in the world basis these expectations. What happens when our children’s TV shows, clothes, bags and toys all feed gender stereotypes that tell girls to focus on their appearance and boys to be aggressive for social success?
We let our children conform to gender stereotypes that limit their creativity, ambition and individual expression. We let them forget that boys are sensitive too; and yes, girls can play kickass football (and whichever other sport they wish to play); that between boys and girls there are no winners/ losers; that it is together that they win.
EqualiTee, our awesome new collection of gender-cool merchandise challenges stereotypes we inherited and lets our little boys and girls be whoever they wish to be
Activity - Together we win
Creativity - Own your dreamsOur creativity theme showcases a world where boys and girls script their dreams not basis social expectations but their own imagination. By exposing our kids to ideas and images that break stereotypes, we help them expand their horizon, of play now, and of life choices in the future.
Opportunity - Chase your heart
How do boys know that they’re awesome at cricket, football, skating, running, jumping? They know because they’re gifted bats and balls, ropes and skates before they can even walk. By age 14, girls drop out of competitive sports at twice the rate of boys in absence of positive role models and due to gender-related social stigma. We need to change that. The Opportunity theme for girls and boys who don’t play for the gallery. Instead, they play their full potential.
Equality - let's make an equal world
Our classic Equali-Tee brings alive all the common qualities that bind our entire collection – boys and girls coming together, as friends, and collaborators; as play-mates and problem solvers; as respectful and caring individuals. Together we make an equal world. Welcome positivity, growth and partnership into your kids lives with this classic.
Sensitivity - Boys can laugh and cry
‘Boys are tough and girls are kind’.
These myths limit us in seeing and encouraging all that could be sensitive and nurturing in our boys and all that could be fierce and awesome in our girls.
Our Sensitivity theme of t-shirts celebrate that boys are as capable of being caring and kind as girls. By teaching our children the value of being sensitive, we can help them build a world of healthy relationships.