The latest black-themed product line to take the internet by storm is a brand of collectible figurines called Herstory Dolls (pictured above).
A woman who goes by the pseudonym Queen Dollylama is the creator of these dolls, which have become a viral sensation due to their successful and popular promotion on social media. Queen Dollylama recently did an exclusive interview with Urban Intellectuals online.
Speaking with an Urban Intellectuals author known as Viv, Queen Dollylama discussed her experience as the brainchild of a successful brand that has just become a household name in black communities across America.
She said she was inspired by her own daughter to come up with the idea for the Herstory Dolls around four years ago.
“I was doing it for her so I could give her dolls that resembled Black women and females she could identify with,” Queen Dollylama said in her exclusive interview.
Queen Dollylama wears many hats in the life she has aspired to live. She is a singer, songwriter, and community activist who is of Canadian and Jamaican descent. She is also the founder of a nonprofit organization called Be-You-tiful Girls Club Inc.
Like many black women who consider themselves leaders across the globe, Queen Dollylama seeks to inspire girls of color to have a keen sense of cultural identity.
“Our image has always been under represented in every medium, in anything the media and marketing wants to show as God, fun, enjoyable or special [rarely have brown skin],” Queen Dollylama also said in her interview.
“Children of all ages look around and see Brown skin of different hues amongst their own families, friends, neighborhoods, and cultures but when it comes to reflecting people in toys, the representation isn’t there,” she continued.
Below are three social media links where you can contact Queen Dollylama online. Find out how you can get your hands and feast your eyes on one of these adorable little Herstory Dolls today.