Mighty dolls

ROBERTA BONDAR

Roberta Bondar, first female Canadian astronaut
Roberta Bondar, 1945- , first female Canadian astronaut

“To fly in space is to see the reality of Earth, alone. The experience changed my life and my attitude toward life itself. I am one of the lucky ones.”  ~ Roberta Bondar

 

JANE GOODALL

Jane Goodall, 1934- , British primatologist, UN Messenger of Peace
Jane Goodall, 1934- , British primatologist, UN Messenger of Peace

“I thought my life was mapped out. Research, living in the forest, teaching and writing. But in ’86 I went to a conference and realised the chimpanzees were disappearing. I had worldwide recognition and a gift of communication. I had to use them. ” ~Jane Goodall

 

WARIS DIRIE

Waris Dirie, 1965-, model, author, social activist
Waris Dirie, 1965-, model, author, social activist

” If you can survive in the desert, you survive anywhere. I know more than anything life in desert. You can tell by looking at the dirt how long ago it rained, how hard it rained, how much water came through. You can (know) by looking at a plant, a tree, from an animal’s look. I can read the desert like I read my hand.”  ~Waris Dirie

 

J.K. ROWLING

J.K. Rowling, 1965-, British novelist best known for Harry Potter series
J.K. Rowling, 1965-, British novelist best known for Harry Potter series

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling

 

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

Malala Yousafzai, 1997-, Pakistani activist, youngest Nobel Prize laureate
Malala Yousafzai, 1997-, Pakistani activist, youngest Nobel Prize laureate

“We must tell girls their voices are important.”  ~Malala Yousafzai

 

What inspiring person would you like to imagine as a doll?

92 thoughts on “Mighty dolls

  1. I love them all!😀 I would also love to see Maria Callas or female authors who touched the world like Jane Austin and Maya Angelou. Or women like Hypatia and Jean D’Arc. Joan Baez and Frieda Kahlo. The list would be so long and so inspiring for our daughters!!! Hope we can purchase your dolls in the EU too.

  2. I think this range is wonderful, and challenges stereotypes for children. Working with the under 5’s it would be wonderful to have a collection of dolls that inspire young girls to aspire to greatness. To tap into their inner strength and capacity and their interests to develop into leaders in their field. I work with children and families from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds; to be able to purchase a selection of Bratz dolls that are representative of their culture would be amazing as others have said. I sincerely recommend pursuing this with the manufacturer. Take the opportunity to do something wonderful for all young girls; imagine the difference for young girls. You clearly have a wonderful heart for reimagining and tapping into your inspiration. I commend your artistry and talent. ❤️

  3. Amazing idea! What is interesting is that everybody is only talking about these dolls for girls. I’d love to buy one for my boy so he can learn about a clever woman and her achievements.

  4. As you can see by the comments, if asked the question of who we would want a doll made for, we will answer with endless possibilities AND enthusiasm. My choices? Sybil Ludington, Katharine Hepburn, Eleanor Roosevelt.

  5. I love this with all my heart. I second the idea of doing a Kickstarter to get at least a few of these dolls into the hands of more young children. As a parent and teacher, I would sign up in a heartbeat! I participated in the Wonder Crew kickstarter, which could be an interesting model for you if you do want to get one of these dolls mass produced

  6. I just want to add my sincere wish to that of so many others – please make these dolls available for us all to buy as gifts for our daughters, nieces, granddaughters, and friends. You have really hit the mark with these. Making them available to the world (beyond the ebay auction) would enrich the play and lives of so many. I can’t believe how both normal and inspiring the dolls’ faces are – it took my by complete surprise to see a real woman’s face staring back at me. Beautiful and strong. Perfect for youthful imagination to build dreams and live them out with!

  7. Agreed that these are so inspiring and positive that they should be available to all children. I envision a global community whose children (of all ages) can own your dolls and have the motivation to pursue their dreams and live a meaningful life! I wanted to be an architect but was told ‘that’s not what girls do.’ Not one to question authority back then (early 70s), I wish I had followed my heart. I’d also suggest considering Deepa Mehta, Zaha Hadid, Rachel Carson, and Freya Stark, including a small booklet about each woman’s accomplishments/contributions to the world. Please keep your originals and don’t diminish your efforts or limit these to only those who can outbid others and may just want them for that satisfaction, rather than to truly inspire and positively impact our world, moving forward. I was looking online for them, assuming they were already on the market. My best friend recently lost her husband – and completed her PhD on Jane Goodall. I had planned to buy a Goodall doll to take to help heal her when I fly out next week. Please reconsider the auction approach. Otherwise, I hope someone else will create such a line as there’s clearly a need and strong desire for these beautiful reprsentations of passion, dedication, compassion, and inspiration!

  8. I love Malala’s doll. They are all cute, though:) . I’ve thought about Rigoberta Menchú Tum (who was awarded with Peace Nobel Prize in 1992), sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Mexican writer and poetess), Simone de Beauvoir, Hypatia of Alexandria, Anne Frank, Dian Fossey, Maya Angelou… So many wonderful ladies!

  9. The heroines depicted are stellar choices: alive, modern, non-controversial. Very wise way to go. The historical dolls could be the next wave. You could crowd-source this in a minute, if BRATZ doesn’t scoop the idea up. It would be good to have a contract which stipulates they must be produced and offered for sale both in stores and on line. Congratulations on a beautiful idea and realized product!

  10. Please make these widely available. They are such a marvelous way to spread the word that women are and always have been leaders in this world.

  11. I think these are fantastic…even better if they came with a book about each person. I would love it if they were available widely.

  12. Please put them all and more to come into production, they’ll definitely be a huge success. 👍😍

  13. Brilliant! Finally positive body images and roll models for our girls! I applaud your vision! What about Mother Theresa, Amelia Earhart, Immacule Iibagiza, Rosa Parks, Indira Gandhi, Joni Earekson Tada, Madeleine Albright, Queen Noor of Jordan, Pearl S. Buck, Marie Curie, Maya Angelo, Sandra Day O’Connor, or Harriet Tubman. There are so many more extraordinary women who have had great impact on history, culture and society.

  14. This is amazing idea, to let the youngs play with the doll that are based on real people, another good idea to go along with it is to have a story book to explain who they are and what they did, may spark a big inspiration in the children, maybe make some men dolls too because anybody is capable of great thing.
    Would love to get the dolls if I had kid

  15. These are wonderful!! I have three beautiful great nieces and a grand daughter who I would love to give these to for Christmas!!!! Hope they will be available!

  16. Sally Ride. Sonya Sotomayor. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gloria Steinham. RuPaul. Doreen Virtue. Louise Hay. Bonnie Raitt. Shiva Rea. Bjork. Amelia Earhart. Margaret Sanger. Nellie Bly. Rosie the Riveter. Diana Ross. Harriet Tubman. Maya Angelou. Benazir Bhutto. Lisa Ling. I would love it if these dolls became more mainstream!!!❤

  17. You have done such a beautiful job creating something that is so badly wanted right now: doll representations of women who have accomplished so much. Thank you for making these, and please please please please please consider creating a Kickstarter campaign. I would love to be able to buy these for many children in my life.

  18. YES!!!! It’s time for these dolls. Think seriously about some sort of crowd-sourced funding. I am sure you’d have no trouble at all attracting enough start-up funds to get these dolls into production. Malala is the sure winner.

  19. I love the idea! Can these be purchased? Other suggestions could include: Frida Kahlo, Aung San Suu Kyi, Anne Frank, and all other amazing ladies!

  20. I would purchase these dolls for myself, especially if a portion of each sale benefited a related charity. I’m not a doll collector, or even a fan, but would support the manufacture of positive role-model dolls by purchasing a few for myself, or, to give as gifts.

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