World’s First Line Of Dolls With Disabilities
- IWB Post
- July 4, 2015
A community called #ToyLikeMe is calling on the toy industry for positive disability representation and is created by parents of children with disabilities.
We have played with perfectly-shaped, fair-colored Barbies, chubby & plumpy teddy bears all throughout our lives. These parents feel that the little ones must also play with toys showing disabilities in order to get accustomed with the lives of people with disabilities, hence not forming any stereotype about body-image and beauty.
‘Toy Like Me’ doesn’t sell dolls. This community has pictures of dolls with disabilities made by people from all over the world. Have a look:
And see, they’re even making toys supporting LBTG community!
Want to buy these dolls? Makies, a toy company that specializes in customized, 3D-printed dolls just launched the world’s first line of dolls with disabilities. So far, Makies has produced three dolls: one with a facial birthmark, one with a hearing aid, and one with a cane. (as shown in the cover picture)