Candidly is a platform to drive candid conversations on issues of gender, media & culture and their influence on children and young adults.
These issues are playing a deep role in defining how our young ones see themselves, the world outside, and how these perspectives reflect in their development, physical and mental wellbeing, and their life choices.
The world around us is focused on personal image. This reality has deep implications for kids and young adults who are bombarded with images by a consumption driven world and an expectation of what is positioned as ‘ideal’ and are distracted from the pursuit of discovering the ‘real’ self.
Like you, we feel a need for urgent change in the way our children and young adults understand relationships, society, culture and their place in an increasingly polarized world divided along lines of race, religion, culture, sexuality and gender.
We need to challenge the flawed world we have inherited. We created Candidly with a vision to bring more attention to matters of gender and sexuality on one hand, and use of media on the other,
We want to engage children & young adults, parents & caregivers, and media with an aim to drive scale & impact.
We will on one side leverage technology, media and the power of storytelling and, on the other, launch gender-cool merchandise (EqualiTee, our awesome new collection of gender-cool merchandise lets our little boys and girls be whoever they wish to be), create solid on-ground properties to bring relevant stakeholders face-to-face so they can engage candidly.
Silence fuels misconceptions and stereotypes. The only way forward, is candidly.