Mighty dolls

I’ve been decidedly unwell this week, and maintaining a daily blog is beyond me. But, landing on facebook this morning I was introduced to this wonderful artist and her work – she’s not the first person to take Bratz dolls and rework them, but she’s added a new dimension by representing awesome women as dolls. The difference between growing up with these images of women as your signposts towards aspirations, and the usual, as represented by Bratz, massively sexualised but does very little vision of femininity, would be huge. Do click through and enjoy these lovely, uplifting creations.

Wendy Tsao

ROBERTA BONDAR

Roberta Bondar, first female Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, 1945- , first female Canadian astronaut

“To fly in space is to see the reality of Earth, alone. The experience changed my life and my attitude toward life itself. I am one of the lucky ones.”  ~ Roberta Bondar

JANE GOODALL

Jane Goodall, 1934- , British primatologist, UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, 1934- , British primatologist, UN Messenger of Peace

“I thought my life was mapped out. Research, living in the forest, teaching and writing. But in ’86 I went to a conference and realised the chimpanzees were disappearing. I had worldwide recognition and a gift of communication. I had to use them. ” ~Jane Goodall

WARIS DIRIE

Waris Dirie, 1965-, model, author, social activist Waris Dirie, 1965-, model, author, social activist

” If you can survive in the desert, you survive anywhere. I know more than anything life in desert. You can tell by looking at the dirt how long ago it rained, how hard it rained, how much water came…

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About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

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