Bellen joins The Female Quotient
"Hmm, challenges I’ve faced as a business owner? Well, I’m 11 so there’s that. But I think the biggest challenge is that assumption you can’t be an industry leader—even when you already are. So it’s up to you to trust yourself and what you deliver because if YOU understand your value, you learn not to accept anything less.”❤️-Bellen
MORE THAN PEACH® CRAYONS —CREATED BY THE PIONEERING 8YO IN 2019 TO CHANGE AN INDUSTRY!
More than Peach was born in spring 2019 out of the pressing need to grow access, representation, and perspectives. Whose idea was this and how did the crayons get their names? Meet bright-light Bellen Woodard, Mensan, ballet dancer, professional model, and now 11 year old kid!
Once upon a time and for many years, a single crayon was named and called “flesh" and more recently "the skin-color" crayon. That was until then 8-year old Bellen managed to change the language with an
empathetic response with each child in mind! She developed both an innovative new product AND a solution to increase representation and access and has now gone on to transform an entire industry as CEO of More than Peach! But there's still much work to do.
Bellen created More than Peach—a revolutionizing & innovative art brand of "many beautiful colors" to celebrate kid brilliance and to “really, actually” grow spaces.
Engineered & inspired by a child’s compassion and wisdom, see how More than Peach crayons and brand embody authenticity and inspire like no other. See the products pages to learn more!
NOW ALSO AVAILABLE AT TARGET.COM!!
More than Peach® is making an inspiringly positive impact in classrooms everywhere. A kind pioneer (and inspiration to many), Bellen single-handedly
pioneered this never-before-seen mission and values most that kids hold a More than Peach art product and instantly know the power of "KIDHOOD!" Created
for all kids...by a kid to change the world…one crayon at time!
Continued thanks to so many of you for being the change and continuing to help amplify authentic voices! (Please note that the young visionary is not a partner to the "big brand" though her influence--sadly, without credit-- is unmistakable.)
Browse the site to learn #more about the More Than Peach movement and how to be involved! More than Peach: Made with everyone in mind —for brilliant spaces.
Order here! Please note that items tend to sell quickly.
You can also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE THAN PEACH Children's Book by Bellen Woodard OUT NOW!
Written by Bellen Woodard, Illustrated by Fanny Liem, Published by Scholastic, Inc.
Bellen Woodard's inspiring new & very 1st children's book, MORE THAN PEACH, is now available wherever books are sold! Share the sweet, inspiring story with exclusive back matter with kids and classrooms around the world to empower and celebrate the power of ‘kidhood!’ Learn more & ORDER copy today!
Microsoft Legacy Project Honoree 2022
I'm honored to be one of this year's recipients of the Microsoft Legacy Project! Thanks to the AMAZING team at Microsoft who led this initiative! Check out the Microsoft v/r museum and meet all of this year's inductees! — Bellen
"In honor of Black History Month, we are honoring legends leaving legacies. The mission of the Legacy Project is to provide a platform where Black narratives are uplifted so the world can hear and see how Black History has revolutionized the way we live." -Microsoft
CEO & Pioneer of The More than Peach Project and "Skin Color" Crayons, World's 1st Crayon Activist® & Scholastic Back-to-School Cover Story!
Bellen's inclusive crayons show how to be welcoming to everyone. Sparking an international movement, she’s inspired many and her crayons have become part of the fabric of a nation (and even held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture)! #MoreThanPeach is about #MoreThanCrayons!
Photo Credit: Scholastic
Bellen Named TIME Magazine Top-5 Honoree for 1st-ever Kid of the Year !
TIME Magazine & Nickelodeon have named Bellen Woodard as a Top-5 Kid of the Year Honoree! The Honorees were featured on Nickelodeon's KOTY hosted by Trevor Noah. Thank you to Time, Nick, and the NICK/TIME Teams. Bellen, you've been our Kid of the Year! Congratulations to you and all of the young visionaries making such big differences.