Wombat – Women in Combat – Magazine 2021
Anaïs and Willow to inspire young girls
Anaïs is a woman who wants to inspire young girls to follow their dreams. During one of her missions for the Barkhane force, she was accompanied by Willow Willpower, a doll that flies around the world exclusively in planes piloted by women. “It’s very important for me to encourage girls to do what they want to do, to not put any barriers in their way, to go for it,” she says.
Press Release from the 13th june 2019
INSPIRATION FOR KIDS WORLDWIDE
CAN THE CHILDREN’S BOOK CHARACTER WILLOW WILLPOWER BE FLOWN FROM EUROPE TO AUSTRALIA BY REAL FEMALE PILOTS?
To inspire kids worldwide to believe in their dreams, eco-friendly children’s books publisher, blOOturtle Publishing, launches a “Flight Challenge” around the children’s book Willow Willpower at the end of May. The bookbased doll, Willow, is to be flown with the help of female pilots from Europe to the USA and back to her creator, Sarah Cannata, in Australia. In England, the Challenge starts with the young British pilot, Ellie Carter, who had the initial idea for this. In the meantime female pilots worldwide are called on to participate.
Willow’s experiences on every flight and in each country and city can be followed via blOOturtle’s website and social media accounts.