Bald is Beautiful

By Stephanie

 Avery has been loosing hair….lot of hair.  Yep, she probably will be bald before long.So my darling friend Kathy from Counting to Ten called me this morning. 

LOOK WHAT THEY HAVE!!!!  (This is from Mattel’s facebook page)

bald barbie

bald barbie princess

Hooray! Thanks to the efforts of a social media campaign  Mattel Inc. will introduce a bald Barbie next year! The friend of Barbie will have a bald head and come with accessories such as wigs, and head coverings.  Why the need for a bald Barbie?  To help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania {Beautiful & Bald Barbie}.

Mattel Inc. released this statement on their Facebook page:

Play is vital for children, especially during difficult times. We are pleased to share with our community that next year we will be producing a fashion doll, that will be a friend of Barbie, which will include wigs, hats, scarves and other fashion accessories to provide girls with a traditional fashion play experience. For those girls who choose, the wigs and head coverings can be interchanged or completely removed. We will work with our longstanding partner, the Children’s Hospital Association, to donate and distribute the dolls exclusively to children’s hospitals directly reaching girls who are most affected by hair loss. A limited number of dolls and monetary donations will also be made to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

We are happy that Mattel listened  and will create a doll that represents many children. We are also excited about the new True Hope dolls Bratz that will be released this June! We think many children will take comfort in these dolls, and we are glad that toy manufacturers are thinking of their biggest clients– children.  We cannot forget the work behind the group Beautiful and Bald Barbie, if the women behind this group did not start a campaign  we may have never seen these dolls– thank you.

true hope avery

(True Hope Avery Doll). 


And American Girl Dolls couldn’t be left out….

AG cancer doll

And for $44 you can send in your AG doll to have her head replaced with this one.  I’ll be honest, she isn’t the cutest.  But FINALLY.  Kids have cancer and other related illness, I love that they finally have dolls for the kids to play with that look like they do.  So the kids know it’s ok.  They are still beautiful. 

1 comment:

  1. Stephanie, let me know Avery's favorite color and I will knit her a cute hat. And let me know if she would like it solid color or kind of stripey.