Herstory Doll is an 18 inch articulated play doll line. Herstory Doll is a reflection of diversity within kids of African Descent with different brown skin tones, more true facial features, and textured hair of different types. The added bonus to the doll line is the joint articulation and our building of a platform to allow those who purchase them to use their own creativity and imagination to build further on the character THEY choose to create, in a reflection they can Identify with and be proud of, as opposed to buying something that is already given an identity by a company. Herstory is more than a beautiful representation of girl characters (and eventually boys), it is also about putting creativity into the hands of kids encouraging them use their imaginations and artistic abilities through creative writing, storytelling, photography, videography, crafting, sewing and more. Our goal is to build an online global community where youth have the platform to share their creativity through their doll characters, how they’ve defined their own unique characters in their own ways and share them with other youth in a positive creative sharing space.
Each Herstory Doll comes with a Herstory notebook and writing utensil which serves as tools to write down their creative writing ideas, DIY crafting and design ideas, and other activities and projects that will be posted on our website regularly for girls to download and get creative and artistic. On our website will also have a section where images can be uploaded of projects kids have done, their creative writing stories to share, their creative doll photography or videos or other design and sewing/crafting projects. Every month there will also be a theme that with aid them in their creative brainstorming. Our online community will be an engaging platform in that it will continuously encourage, challenge and bring artistic inspiration to those who join; getting youth to try their hand at different artistic skills or take on themed challenges in a variety of art forms they may like to create and experiment with.
I do not want to build a doll line that tells the consumer/potential doll owner who the doll is or what culture she is from. I want the consumer/doll owner to be able to make those decisions of representation for themselves. The dolls featured so far are only 3 of the 5 skin tones and hair textures that I am striving to release. Our second goal level will allow us to add on the next 2 dolls.
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