Nothing in this world is black and white. The world is full of colorful differences between every creature on this planet, and we should accept, celebrate and honor them.
Aurélia Durand is a young illustrator from France who brings people of color to the center of attention in her illustrations. She says that she wants to show the diversity and the nuances that exist within our society. Aurélia was born in France and raised in a suburb of Paris. She lived in Denmark for five years while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Copenhagen.
Her father is from France and her mother is from the Ivory Coast, so growing up in a multicultural environment has made a huge impact in the way she sees the world. She sees the stories that are worth sharing in the life of every human being and her goal as an artist is to contribute to the anti-racist movement, as well as communicate joyful messages that celebrate uniqueness with her audience.