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This Amazing Toy Line Shows That Boys Of Color Need Dolls, Too

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.08.2016 | Black Voices

Jennifer Pierre is flipping the notion that dolls are only for girls upside down with her new line, Melanites. Pierre, who works closely with young bo...

Doll Creator Shuts Down Suggestion That Her Dolls Are 'Too Dark'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices

Diversity has played a huge ― and necessary ― role in the doll industry this year. Toy creators, like Mala Bryan who created an Afro-Caribbean ins...

11 Empowering Dolls That Help Little Girls See The Beauty In Themselves

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices

Mattel took a huge step in the right direction on Thursday when it announced that Barbie would get a makeover. Now, the doll will come in three new bo...

The Afro-Caribbean-Inspired Dolls That Should've Existed A Long Time Ago

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices

More and more brands like Naturally Perfect Dolls and Natural Girls United are filling a void by offering dolls with more Afrocentric features, allowi...

Finally, A Barbie You'll Feel Great About Giving Your Child

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.11.2015 | Black Voices

The fans spoke -- and now an Ava DuVernay Barbie doll is on sale, just in time for Christmas. The Oscar-nominated "Selma" director revealed Sunday tha...

Meet Morton Bartlett, The Harvard Man Who Secretly Made Life-Size Dolls

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts

Most children own a doll of some kind. Maybe an action figure, a stuffed furry bear, a porcelain princess. Some of these dolls wind up on shelves like...

These 'Plus-Size' Disney Princesses Are Refreshingly Realistic

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Style

Now this is the kind of body language we like to see. Tumblr user The Nameless Doll is responsible for creating some truly magical Disney princess ar...

Talking Barbie Could Eavesdrop On Kids, Critics Warn

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business

Mattel has plans to release a tech-savvy, wifi-connected doll called "Hello Barbie." And, apparently, she can have whole conversations with you. ...

Why The 'Body-Positive' Lammily Doll Is Anything But

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Style
Nikki Gloudeman

I hate to criticize Lammily -- the new "normal" looking doll for little girls -- as challenging the all-mighty Barbie and her size negative-four standards is a commendable act. That said... I'm about to criticize Lammily.

The Violence of Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis

Molly Rosner | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Molly Rosner

Affiliating Wendy Davis with Barbie attempts to transform a political leader into a vapid and empty-headed doll famous for her over-sexualized body. The pink Barbie-like frame of the poster plays up girlhood and downplays womanhood.

FIRE IN THE HOLE: This Doll Is Definitely Not Safe For Kids

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

Is your crotch burning? If so, call 911 immediately. When you get back from the hospital check out the Fanny Flambeaux doll, an extremely dang...

GPS Guide: Peace, Pretty In Pink

Robin Hickman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Robin Hickman

Twenty years ago, a divine gift touched my soul and stirred my spirit. While visiting my cousin in California, her then-6-year-old daughter Nikki and I spent a whole glorious day playing dolls.

Astoria Characters: The Church Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eileen Cuhaj, a plain, serious soul with a wisp of white hair and wire-rim spectacles that make her brown eyes sparkle, was raised a good Catholic girl. All these years, she has called upon her faith to sustain her.

PHOTOS: Sweet And Sinister Painting And Sculpture At Obsolete Gallery

Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts

'Power in Each Step,' a new show at Obsolete Gallery in Venice, probes the depths of birth and death. Marianne Kolb paints isolated portraits of a...

The Rent Is Too Damn High Action Figure

Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Are you in search of a small, bearded toy that reaffirms the Rent Is Too Damn High party platform? You are in luck! Oxford-based toy company Hero Bui...

Baby Glutton: Controversial Doll Lets Little Girls Pretend To Breast-Feed (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Spanish toymaker Berjuan released a doll that allows children to "breast-feed." A child wears a special halter top with flowers instead of nipples tha...