If you’re a dreamer and a designer - if you’re inspired by the night sky, the moon, and the technology that helped us reach it - show us what that means to you. We can’t wait to bring one of your designs to life so that the girls who wear it this summer - celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and dreaming of traveling to space - may one day find themselves there.
On October 29, 2018, JetBlue hosted Princess Awesome at the Fashion on the Fly photoshoot at BWI. The pilots who edit Aviation for Womenand Aviation for Girls, publications ofWomen in Aviation International (WAI)came to meet our models and talk with them aboutcareers in aviation.
In partnership with JetBlue, we designed and produced the "TrueBlue" Airplanes Collection so girls who love airplanes can twirl, jump, and fly wearing clothes that reflect their interest in aviation. Many young girls' budding interests in STEM careers fade between the ages of 6-12. Only 7% of pilots are women. JetBlue wants to change that. TheJetBlue Foundationsupports K-12STEM education and awards scholarships to students pursuing aviation careers.
She takes pride in wearing her brain outfit from Princess Awesome because it gives her an opportunity to explain what Epilepsy is to her friends. And of course she has always loved purple! She says all her Princess Awesome clothes (we’re very loyal!) are “super soft and comfy, like pajamas”.
We’re honored to join forces with JetBlue Foundation that shares our commitment to fostering girl’s interest and confidence in STEM fields. The JetBlue Foundation provides financial support to students, especially girls, in pursuing a STEM education to work in aviation. This month, we are releasing a special blue edition of our Airplanes Collection in honor of the JetBlue Foundation.
In a world of empowering books about girls doing interesting and amazing things, there are still very few that portray women or female characters working with (or even just being interested in) heavy equipment and machinery. This year, Katy turns 75 - and the empowering message Virginia Lee Burton wrote right at the height of World War II as Rosie the Riveter was working hard on the homefront is still a welcome one with great lessons for kids today - work hard, stay strong, have courage when things look impossible.
David:A fellow illustrator asked me to write a book about dinosaurs for his wonderful young daughter. He said he couldn't draw dinosaurs.
I thought that was a fun idea. At the time, my son was about 2, and was very shy. At the park, I noticed that his friends would come running up to him, shouting his name, and practically jump on him, to say hello. So that's where the personality of Dinah came from.
I had a reputation in college as being a scatterbrain. I could never find my keys and I locked myself out of my room 26 times my first quarter. I went through innumerable pairs of sunglasses and multiple bike locks. I was terrible at keeping track of my own stuff.
Reflecting on the chaos I created for myself as a first-year college student, I estimate that fifty percent of the problem originated in the habits I had developed living across the street from the high school I attended. My mother worked from home and the door to our house was usually unlocked. Even if it was locked, I had figured out at age 8 that I could climb over the back wall from our tree house. So I had keys but I never used them. I also didn’t bother carrying around most of the other things I needed during the day since I knew I’d be stopping home for lunch or even occasionally during class - I’d just tell my algebra teacher I needed to visit my “locker.”
This week is Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week, and I would like to tell you something about this picture and why representation matters.
I love that there's a little girl with a tracheostomy in an advertisement for kids' clothing.
I love that a new audience is now seeing a kid with a trach, because before Xiomara, I had never seen a kid with a trach.
I love that the ad is not about a trach. It's just a kid, in a pretty dress, who happens to have a trach.
I love that there is a parent with a trached kid in the NICU somewhere right now who might see this, and pause, and hopefully then see their kid as a kid full of potential, and not as a long list of medical diagnoses.
I love that this image of the trach is not scary and medical, like it often is.
I love that Xiomara's pulse ox machine is just hanging out in the background. I know that a great majority of people have no idea what that is, but I am so excited for my fellow medical parents to see it and exclaim "WE HAVE THE SAME PULSE OX!"