I know this is old news, but I had to give a shout out to the group of women who gave 40 black Barbie dolls afros. Twitter and Facebook have been buzzing about this news. The funky and sassy dolls will certainly be a one of a kind christmas gift. It will also be an esteem booster to six year old girls who receive the dolls with hair that mimics their own. Here’s how the Huffington Post’s writer Julee Wilson is reporting the story:
Although Barbie has been around since 1959 and comes in 50 different nationalities it’s rare to find a black doll with textured hair.
So, in an attempt to create dolls that reflect the image of little black girls with natural hair, the Ledger-Enquirer reports that members of an African-American natural hair group in Columbus, Ga., have decided to give Barbie a DIY natural hair makeover.
With a few pipe cleaners here and some boiling water there, the ladies, who followed an online tutorial, are turning the silky straight manes of donated black Barbies into fabulous kinky curls.
The best part? These au naturel dolls will become one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for girls living at the Booker T. Washington public housing complex in Columbus.
“We wanted to show the girls that basically, it’s okay the way God made you,” Jennifer Henderson, a member of the group, told the Ledger-Enquirer.
I would love to grab a few of these dolls for my future daughter. I want a few of all of my best friend’s future daughter.
SOURCE: Huffington Post