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A Founder’s Quest to Build a More Equitable World Through Health Education

A Founder’s Quest to Build a More Equitable World Through Health Education
My startup Lessonbee addresses the health education gap in the United States and promotes empathy and diversity through a culturally responsive digital health curriculum and reflective learning platform. There’s a mishmash of health education policies across the US, so the quality of a child’s health education depends on their zip code. For example, 39 states require sexual health education, but only 17 require it to be medically accurate...

Spiffy's interview of Sonia Toledo, Founder, Dignity of Children

Spiffy's interview of Sonia Toledo, Founder, Dignity of Children

SONIA: Nice to meet you too, Spiffy! My own experience as a child inspires my work. I realized now as an adult that my most creative side is being expressed through my business. My self-confidence allows me to take risks and encourages my leadership to contribute to this world, but I was not always like this. As a child, I had low self-esteem. My sense of unworthiness arrived from my childhood, where adults did not sit to listen to who I am. What is my passion? What do I think about the world? What are my interests? What makes me sad?  It was almost like children did not have emotions, and are not allowed to feel. My thoughts, ideas, or creativity did not matter.  The adults around me were in their chaos and confusion that did not allow for a child to be self- expressive.