Thursday, May 4, 2017

Why Diversity In Dolls Matters For Girls And Boys: One Dear World’s Mission To Shake Up The Toy Market - HUFFINGTONPOST

by Ellen Wallwork
Originally published: May 3, 2017

A mum and dad who were frustrated by the lack of diversity among the dolls available for their son, have taken matters into their own hands and created a toy range.

Winnie Mak and Rafael Tselikas live in London with their two-year-old son Alex. Mak is from Hong Kong and Tselikas is half-French half-Greek, they love the multicultural makeup of London and were disappointed that the dolls they could find were almost without exception white, blonde girls.

“We believe all children, both boys and girls, should have dolls that represent them, as well as dolls that look different from them so that they can grow up with a vision of being friends with people from around the world,” Mak told HuffPost UK.