02 Jan '12, 10am

Nappy Barbie to promote self-esteem | Care2 Causes

Nappy Barbie to promote self-esteem | Care2 Causes

In Columbus, Georgia, a group of women began a campaign to donate 40 plus black Barbies to young black girls at a local Girls, Inc chapter . Before donating them, they treated the Barbies’ hair with pipe cleaners and boiling water to create “nappy headed” Barbies, or “natural ‘fros” on the dolls. They are doing this to aid the self esteem of young black women who are lacking images of themselves in the media. The organization is called Frolific and appears to be a Meet-up group whose purpose is to “provide encouragement and support to sistas who are natural, transitioning, or considering going natural.” Their purpose in providing these Barbies is let young women know that they are okay the way that they were born. They do not need whitening and straightening. The goal is to let a doll better represent natural hair to help the young women develop a sense of pride in themsel...

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