What if you took dolls and modeled them after real people rather than characters of fantasy? And what if those real people were women doing awesome things in the world?
Wendy Tsao got to work on this concept, up-cycling the popular Bratz dolls (which have received much criticism due to their sexualized appearance), and turning them into real-life heroes like Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Tsao wanted to explore whether or not a doll truly does have an impact on a child’s view of the world and of themselves, so she began making Mighty Dolls.
“The dolls we find in toy stores today are often licensed Disney characters or the heroines of Hollywood blockbuster movies that capitalize on the pull of fantasy, fictional characters to young consumers,” Tsao wrote in a post on Bored Panda. “But there are real-life people who are heroes too, with inspiring stories of courage, intelligence, strength and uniqueness.”
Image source: Wendy Tsao