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The 'Worldwide Buddies' Box Hopes to Fight Otherism

 - Nov 5, 2018
References: worldwidebuddies & fastcompany
Designed to fight against otherism, the Worldwide Buddies subscription box teaches children about the reality other kids face across the world. Created by a newly launched startup founded by Evi Triantafyllides, the subscription box comes with a book, toys and other games that showcase a specific culture. All of the items are designed by Triantafyllides and the other co-founder of the Worldwide Buddies box.

Inspired by Triantafyllides' upbringing in Cyprus -- a cultural melting pot of different cultures -- the box aims to address socio-political issues currently facing the world. The first box works to address the discrimination of migrants from Mexico by offering a box inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead. According to Triantafyllides, the goal of the first box is to ensure kids don't see "Mexican children as ‘Other.'"