For girls and boys of color, it can be hard to find toys that represent them. Minorities have not often been princesses in movies or heroes in children’s shows.
For young children, it can be confusing to understand why there aren’t any dolls that look like them. Now, a Detroit-based entrepreneur is working to help girls of color feel like they have a doll that looks like them.
“Zoe is a physical manifestation of everything I never had as a little girl,” said Yelitsa Jean-Charles, CEO of Healthy Roots Dolls. “I started Healthy Roots Dolls while I was in undergrad at the Rhode Island School of Design. It was born out of my own experiences growing up and the fact that I never had a doll that looked like me.
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