Herstory Doll is a company that is currently crowd sourcing to kick-start getting these dolls onto the market (where they are much needed). Herstory Doll is an 18 inch articulated play doll brand that describes itself as a ‘Creative Movement’. Herstory Dolls reflect the diversity of kids with African descent with different brown skin tones, true to life facial features, and textured hair. The company’s vision is for the dolls to foster a huge amount of creative play that allows kids to give the doll its own identity – in contrast to buying an off the shelf doll with a pre-allocated identity. Herstory Doll aims to put creativity back in the hands of kids and to create an online global community for people to share their creativity through their doll characters.
Each doll will come with a notebook and writing utensil for your child to write down their ideas and projects as well as DIY crafting and design ideas. Herstory Doll is all about building a community for people to share with each other, so definitely check out their website for pre-orders. Prices start at an expensive $125USD, so it’s a doll you will want to hang onto for a while.