From the changing shape of Barbie to gender-neutrality in the toy isle, big toy companies continue to take great strides towards representation of a wide group of people in the toy arena, but there is still work to be done. This story shares glimpses of the creatives who took matters into their own hands to radically transform dolls into something different than their intended design. We’ve rounded up incredibly reimagined dolls, morphed into empowering, strong, real-life heroines, adventures and otherwise representation-lacking toys. Here you’ll find dolls representing Malala Yousafzai, Jane Goodall, Frida Kahlo and so much more. Check out our latest story for MODE – it’s a delight to imagine children playing with any of these remarkable dolls.
The post is sponsored by MODE.