Black Doll collecting

Black Doll collecting

Once Bullied, Now an Inspiring Philanthropist

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags Black Girl Magic, Debbie Sterling, Goldie Blox, Zoe Terry

Eleven-year-old Zoe Terry was once bullied because of her skin color and "puffy" hair.  She now inspires other girls to love the skin they're in by donating Black dolls to needy girls.  Zoe is also in the process of creating her own doll line.  As a result of her appearance on Good Morning America, she now has a mentor:  Debbie Sterling of GoldieBlox.

Direct link to Good Morning America video

Melanites Jaylen Action Pal

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags companion toys, Jaylen, Melanites Action Pals

Melanites Jaylen Action Pal Celebrates Brown Boyhood

Approximately a year ago, an interview with the founder and CEO of Melanites was published on my sister blog, Ebony-Essence of Dolls in Black.  I was so impressed with the company's plan to create a line of dolls that celebrate brown boyhood that I immediately preordered their first Action Pal, Jaylen.

Jaylen arrived on Thursday, February 15,...

In Loving Memory of Ms. Phyllis C. Hunter

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags Black Like Me Museum, Phyllis C. Hunter

I need to place images in front of African American girls in order for them to see themselves in the best light. - Phyllis C. Hunter, Founder, Dolls Like Me Museum - Sugar Land, Texas. (Photo from Ms. Hunter's Facebook page)

Sadly, I was informed by private email that Phyllis C. Hunter, founder of the Black Like Me Museum in Sugar Land, Texas, passed on February 4, 2018. The reader reminded me that...

Ohmydollin's Interview with Rosa Parks

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags Black History Month, ohmydollin, Rosa Parks

The following post is one of several Black History Month installments shared with my doll group by one of our many creative members.  Ohmydollin (on Instagram) describes this as her interview with the incomparable ROSA PARKS which was conducted at Madame Tussaud's wax museum in Washington, D.C.

OHMYDOLLIN: What did you hope to accomplish when getting on that bus ?

Little Boy Blue's Shoes

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags 13-inch composition boy doll, doll sock hack, Felt doll shoes

13-inch circa 1930s composition boy named by me:  Little Boy Blue

This 13-inch full-body composition boy arrived nude during the late 1990s/early 2000s. He traveled here with two other black composition dolls: Debutante by American Character and another unmarked doll that wears a dress made from flour sack fabric.

Little Boy Blue's name was inspired by the color of the suit I had made for him. At...