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How Black Dolls Help Develop Self Esteem and The Black Doll Test

Most of you know about the  Black Doll Test(click on the phrase to learn more). It was used to gage  how children felt about race. In this study you are able to see Black children and how they felt about themselves. If we have not learned anything from that study  we hopefully learned the importance of providing positive words and environments for children of color to play. Most importantly, I think we learned  the role that Black dolls can play in a child's life and how they grow to feel about themselves.
 I recently helped to support a Kickstarter campaign to produce a doll that not only is beautiful but provides positive words to encourage children's self esteem development. The doll recites 20 positive phrases to help reinforce their self esteem.
The first doll in the Brains and Beauty Collection is Malia, She is a beautiful 18in doll that gives American Girl a run for their money.  Check out the features and tell me  if you agree. With a wonderful price tag of $85 and wi…

Luciana Vega Give A Way Winner and a Trip to the American Girl Store

I hope  you had a chance to experience Luciana first hand January 1st in American Girl Stores. The weather kept a lot of fans at home. Me being the curious one and always wanting to experience the AG madness I trekked my way out in 30 degree weather and picked up a few goodies for myself.
Whenever AG does a doll release they give out the coolest items in the store... Luciana Vegas debut was no different. I was able to snag a very cool tee and a few Phases of the Moon Trackers.




Any of the items will become instant "to haves" for the collection because they where only given out that day. I decided to do a Give A Way since many of our American Girl Addy Fans were note able to get out and get one.....  I think the poster would be cool to laminated and display with your doll. I promised a video response this evening/night  announcing the winner... Check it out below.
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