Remember the Kenya dolls from the 90s that captured nearly every little brown girl’s heart? Well, they’re back!
Kenya first hit shelves in 1992 and became an overnight success – consistently selling out in stores across the country and ultimately becoming one of the cult favorite toys of the decade. Created to provide girls of color with a toy that reflected their appearance (both their skin tone and features) and could be used as a tool to instill self-esteem, the dolls are arguably just as important today as they were then.
We can almost hear the squeals of joy coming from the countless black women in their 20s as they read this post and remember their childhood days with Kenya in tow.
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