After years of making softies based on children’s drawings Artist, Wendy Tsao decided to make a new project. She called this project Mighty Dolls … Now I realize that this post isn’t talking about some grand art project or anything like that! But I just loved the idea of Wendy Tsao recycling Bratz dolls and turning them into powerful female role models… its such a simple idea but the brilliance of it is in its simplicity and on the impact it would have on our children!
Take a look at her website and you might recognize a few of those role models…. She’s asking for some more ideas on her blog which is exciting because it means that she will be doing some more inspirational role models.
If it were up to my eldest daughter who is almost 13, she would probably want to see the fictional character of The Teen Detective Nancy Drew, and Frida Kahlo the artist who somehow influenced her in a very positive way!!! I, on the other hand, I would love to see Maria Callas, Virginia wolf, and Iris Apfel (who I think would just look fabulous).
Here are few examples that I took directly from her blog
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
J.K. Rowling, 1965-, British novelist best known for Harry Potter series
“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling
Malala Yousafzai, 1997-, Pakistani activist, youngest Nobel Prize laureate
“We must tell girls their voices are important.” ~Malala Yousafzai
Tsao will be auctioning off these dolls on Ebay in a few weeks time. You can find out more The Mighty dolls here