Some Dolls Can Be Questionable, But One Woman Is Turning Them Into Real Heroes

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Mass-marketed dolls for kids, customarily girls, are mostly theme to criticism. Detractors contend that they set an impractical and diseased customary for young, susceptible girls. In a meantime, though, mainstream media is severely lacking in a illustration of intelligent, courteous womanlike purpose models.

So who can small girls (and boys, since this is a 21st century) demeanour adult to during playtime?

That was something artist Wendy Tsao was meditative about when she motionless to emanate a some-more certain line of dolls for kids to play with.

Wendy Tsao

This doll was done over to resemble Roberta Bondar, a initial Canadian womanlike astronaut. Tsao’s collection of dolls modeled after famous women is famous as Mighty Dolls.

Jane Goodall, primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace.

Jane Goodall, primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace.

Wendy Tsao

Tsao took some used Bratz dolls (which have been famously used by others for makeunders) and remade them into women she admires. The women embody artists, writers, scientists, and activists, and they all simulate opposite time periods, heritages, and skills.

She wants kids — girls and boys — to see that women, too, have worked to change a world.

Waris Dirie, model, author, and amicable activist.

Waris Dirie, model, author, and amicable activist.

Wendy Tsao

And no, being a indication isn’t drift for role-model disqualification.

J.K. Rowling, novelist, best famous for a Harry Potter series.

J.K. Rowling, novelist, best famous for a Harry Potter series.

Wendy Tsao

Malala Yousafzai, romantic and world’s youngest Nobel Peace laureate.

Malala Yousafzai, romantic and world's youngest Nobel Peace laureate.

Wendy Tsao

Frida Kahlo, painter.

Frida Kahlo, painter.

Wendy Tsao

(via My Modern Met)

Tsao credits her impulse to Tree Change Dolls, who we lonesome progressing this year. She’s also combined other dolls that offer a some-more picturesque and nuanced proceed to childhood. Tsao skeleton on auctioning her Mighty Dolls on eBay in a nearby future. Check out her website for some-more information.