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.