‘Mighty Dolls’: An Artist’s Take on What ‘Bratz’ Dolls Should Look Like
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An artist and mother named Wendy Tsao has recently stripped the makeup and clothes off of a range of Bratz Dolls in order to restyle them into miniature versions of some of the most notable and iconic women of our generation. Why? Tsao believes that while toys may very well be just toys for some people, for young children they might be something more.
“This led me to wonder whether a doll does have an impact on a child’s view of herself and of the world.” Tsao said in an interview with Upworthy.
As a result, Tsao created her “Mighty Dolls” series, in which she hopes children will be inspired by, and look up to, powerful and influential women like Malala Yousafzai, J.K. Rowling, Jane Goodall and more.
If young children aspiring to become fictional superheroes and princesses (just like their toys and dolls) are any indication, Tsao’s line of Mighty Dolls might actually spark their interest to become real-life heroes (like the one’s her dolls represent).
“But there are real-life people who are heroes, too, with inspiring stories of courage, intelligence, strength and uniqueness. Could children learn about and be inspired by them through toys?” Tsao said.
At such a young age, there’s really nothing more sacred to a child than his or her favourite toy, so why not make sure that toy represents something that he or she can actually grow up to be one day?
Tsao’s Mighty Dolls will be put up for auction on eBay soon. For more information and to see photos of the dolls, visit the artist’s website.