The unattainable physical ideal Barbie represents has terrorized women for generations. Many Black women (sans Nicki Minaj and her devotees) have accepted that we will never meet that standard, but what's the alternative? We have to create our own.
That's exactly what Karen Byrd of Natural Girls United did with her one-of-a-kind collection of dolls that embody the diverse beauty of Black women. Each of Karen's dolls have a customized hair do that looks just like one you'd see on a sista. They rock ceasars, locs, twists, curls and sleek updos.
Check out the dolls below.
I'm obsessed! These dolls are sold out, but Karen takes custom orders.
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