Racially Diverse Dolls Showcase Natural Hair and Big Dreams

“World Girls” don’t just have nice clothes—they have beautiful strengths.

Carlissa and Laken King grew up like so many teenagers their age—reading through the best and the worst fashion magazines. And—also like many other teenagers their age—they didn’t like what they saw. So the twins, then in high school, came up with an idea: they would design their own racially diverse dolls, that not only included natural hair and varied skin tones, but real, actual, dreams.

The Kings told Mic: “We want girls to connect with our dolls beyond their appearance and know that they can form meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds.” Their goal is to create dolls that include a diverse range of facial/bodily features that actually belong to young girls of color. Each doll, called a “World Girl,” also comes with their own unique strength, be it “defender,” ‘”explorer,” “innovator,” “rebel,” or “scholar.” Playing with dolls isn’t just about looking at them. It’s about discovering role models, projecting stories, and imagining big and better ones.

While their Kickstarter campaign just launched, you can learn more about Elle & Cee’s World Girl Dolls here.

(via Mic)

Team World Girls! Caitie McCabe Photography

Posted by Elle & Cee World Girls on Friday, June 12, 2015\n
via Jason S Campbell / Twitter

Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

Keep Reading

Step by step. 8 million steps actually. That is how recent college graduate and 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib approached his historic run across the United States. That is also how he believes we can all individually and together make a big impact on ridding the world of plastic waste.

Keep Reading
The Planet

According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

Keep Reading