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'I Am Jazz' Transgender Doll To Debut At NYC Toy Fair

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home

What’s believed to be the first manufactured transgender doll is about to make its debut at a New York City toy fair, and it’s based on Florida tr...

Of Brothers and Dolls

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

"Mom, thank you for giving me my brother," said my older brother when I was born. He won! My mother had bestowed him his very own brother. But then he...

This Barbie Wheelchair Accessory Is Normalizing Disability

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home

When it comes to toys, representation can mean the world to a child. That’s why Nickolay Lamm developed a new doll accessory that is already brighte...

Mom Creates Breastfeeding Mother Doll To Educate Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home

Mom Betty Strachan believes the key to erasing the stigma around breastfeeding is education. That’s why she’s created a breastfeeding doll for kid...

Guarding Against Damaging Implicit Racial Bias -- Even In Our Preschools

Eric Cooper | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Eric Cooper

We should be nurturing our youngest members of society, not harshly punishing them.

Toddler Receives Special Quadruple Amputee Doll That Looks Like Her

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home

Harmonie-Rose Ivy Allen finally has a doll that looks like her. According to ABC News, doctors diagnosed Harmonie with meningitis B when she was 11 mo...

Girl With A Prosthetic Leg Overjoyed To Get A Doll That Has One, Too

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home

What a doll! A video of a young girl named Emma Bennett, who has a prosthetic leg and received an American Girl doll with one as well, has gone viral....

Mom's Awesome Toy Line Proves Boys Can Play With Dolls, Too

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home

When Laurel Wider’s son came home from preschool and told her that "boys aren’t supposed to cry," she decided to tackle gender stereotypes through...

Popular Nigerian 'Queens Of Africa' Doll Line Is Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home

There's a Nigerian version of the Barbie doll, and it's currently poised to take the United States by storm. Created by Nigerian entrepreneur Taofick...

Celebrating Korea's Traditional Hanji Paper Dolls

Rachel Stine | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home
Rachel Stine

If you take Seoul's J Line to the very end, you will arrive at Yongmun Station, where an increasing number of internationals are heading out on weeken...

Barbie's New Look

Yona Zeldis McDonough | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home
Yona Zeldis McDonough

Poor Barbie. The perky, plastic plaything is taking a beating. According to industry experts, Barbie's hold on today's girls is perilous at best, an...

Not Mad About 'The Boy,' But Pleasantly Surprised

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

It seems The Boy has a lot more going for it than first appears. It has a group of good, if not great, actors, an interesting, if not totally logical, script, and enough twists and turns to keep audiences entertained for the most part.

Spectacular Holiday Decor in Los Angeles Townhouse

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The collection on display represented all manner of iconic holiday images -- most with an African-American theme with American patriotic accents -- punctuating spaces around the room. President Obama was even represented on a glass tree ornament on a small tree.

WATCH: Personalized Dolls Let Children Celebrate Their Differences

HooplaHa | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home

Growing up, children play with dolls. Whether it's Barbie, American Girl or GI Joe children let their imagination soar and their dolls take on a perso...

The Art of Killing

Lukáš Houdek | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Lukáš Houdek

The Art of Killing is a series of twenty-five photographs made in 2012 that are re-enacting selected massacres of German civilians in the Czech lands ...

Dear American Girl

Shanell Mouland | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Shanell Mouland

This isn't an ask, or a complaint or even a suggestion for the name of the next "Girl of the Year" (although Malala seems nice). It's simply a note to tell you of a lovely lady in New Jersey who has made it her business, and her pleasure, to forward two of your beautiful dolls to my daughters every year.

Now The 'Normal Barbie' Dolls Can Teach Girls About Periods

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.23.2015 | Home

In 2014, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm designed the Lammily dolls, also known as "normal Barbies," using the CDC body measurements of the averag...

Company Designs Dolls With Hearing Aids, Birthmarks So All Kids Can Have A #ToyLikeMe

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Home

A toy company is taking a step in the right direction. After parents of children with disabilities called for more diversity in kids' toys through...

LISTEN: Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home

Long before the masters of horror were using dolls in movies to scare the bejesus out of us, Thomas Edison unwittingly created one of the first -- and...

Dolls and Princesses and Pretend Weddings, Ages and Stages and Phases -- Oh My!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Christopher Phillips

Every time I both celebrate and mourn my 8-year-old's passing from one stage and entry into another, I thank my lucky stars that I have another daughter, Cybele, almost seven years her junior.

Try Giving Your Loved One With Alzheimer's a Stuffed Animal

Marie Marley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Marie Marley

I had finally found a way to relate to him -- one that was truly satisfying for both of us. I was delighted to see his happiness. When I realized I could bring pleasure to my "new Ed" it was more than enough to make up for the loss of my "old Ed" and our previous relationship.

Women in Business Q&A: Stacey McBride-Irby, The One World Doll Project

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home
Laura Dunn

In her 15 years at Mattel®, Stacey designed for the Disney Princess® Collection and created countless fashions for the iconic Barbie® line. Most no...

Move Over, Barbie: In Nigeria, Kids Embrace Dolls That Represent Them

HuffPost Brazil | Gabriela Bazzo | Posted 02.09.2015 | Home

Barbies or Queens of Africa? In Nigeria, toy giant Mattel has been outsold by a brilliant idea. It all began in 2007, when entrepreneur Taofick Oko...

Let Your Imagination Run Away With Playtime

Laurie Schacht | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Laurie Schacht

This holiday season, the tech-driven toy industry is balanced out with a variety of toys that encourage kids to create wonderful stories, pretend to be someone new, or practice what they'd like to be what they grow up. Here are some great new items on the shelves to get your kids' imaginations started.

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2015 | Home
David Trumble