Cardi B is no longer one of a kind – by design. The rapper has teamed up with the new minority-owned doll company, Real Women Are, to create a doll based on his model. We hope this doesn’t rekindle any rivalry between her and Nicki Minaj’s Barbies.
“It is important [for kids] see dolls that look like them because growing up I [never saw] a doll that looked like me; I’ve never seen a doll that really represents me, ”Cardi said. Today. “When you go to the doll alley when you were my age, there’s a real white one, a real dark one, and there’s barely one in the middle.” None of them have my style, none have my taste, and it’s like I want a doll that represents me.
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Real Women Are is a new company launched with the intention of representing “all ethnicities,” according to the press release, which adds that “the launch of the Real Women Are brand is particularly timely as Generation Z girls and of the Alpha generation are reaching maturity. today’s cultural landscape that recognizes the need for diversity, inclusion and representation on an unprecedented scale. “
“As everyone knows, I’m a mom,” Cardi said in a press release. “And today, more than ever, it’s important for me to give my daughter inspiration and mean women to look up to. Working with Real Women Are is a chance for me to provide my daughter and other little girls with something that looks like them to play with and inspire them. We’re in the White House now, but we’re still so far behind in other places. Representation matters. “
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This is one of many new toy companies that are finally meeting a demand for dolls that look like the boys and girls who will be playing with them.
While we’re excited about this doll, we also love that her announcement is accompanied by wise parenting advice from Cardi B.
“The biggest lesson I’ve learned is not to take the advice of any other mom, especially those on social media, robot moms, those who tell you your child is supposed to be out of Pampers at 1 year old. , then binkies at 1 years old, ”she said Today. “Every child is different, every child develops differently, and another’s child is not like my child.” Amen!
The doll is available for reservations on the waitlist on the Real Women Are website for 72 hours starting March 5 and will be available for purchase in July.
In the meantime, your kids might also like these other black and mixed race dolls.
Launch gallery: these black and biracial dolls are beautiful, fun and important for all children
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