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Toy designer helps girls of color embrace their natural hair and love the skin their in.

A 20-year-old is helping girls of color “see themselves during playtime.”

With lack of black representation in the toy industry, Yelitsa Jean-Charles founded Healthy Roots Dolls in 2015. Her mission was to offer black representation to young girls and not conforming to society’s standards of beauty.


“Growing up, I didn’t see a lot of girls on TV that looked like me being represented positively or considered beautiful. I had a lot of experiences with colorism and internalized racism that shaped my perception of beauty and confidence,” Jean-Charles said.

The creator goes into detail during her interview with Rhode Island Inno that it is important that kids see a positive representation of themselves. Playtime is the best way to reinforce those positive vibes for many girls are taught to hate our natural beauty.

To purchase a doll you can go to their website here.

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Source: NewsOne Now

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