Black Doll Project Spreads Self-Love To Black Children Through Dolls

The Black Doll Project Gives Black Children Dolls That Reflect Them And Show Them They’re Beautiful

Clarivel Ruiz doesn’t recall ever having a black doll in her childhood home in the Bronx. Rather, the dolls she played with were Barbies with blonde hair, fair skin, and an impossibly petite body shape – features that Ruiz, the daughter of Afro-Dominican immigrants, struggled to identify with. “Years later, I found the dolls in … Continue reading The Black Doll Project Gives Black Children Dolls That Reflect Them And Show Them They’re Beautiful