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As a child, did you play with Black dolls? If so, do you think it helped shape your view on beauty and your self image? If not, do you think playing with White dolls negatively affected your self image and view on beauty?
As a child, I did play with African American dolls. I remembered thinking that they dolls where beautiful – but that they did not look like me. Their features and hair were completely different. So as a child, I had this warped idea that my beauty wasn’t enough. That I was supposed to somehow look like the dolls I played with. And because I didn’t – that maybe I was not as beautiful as I wanted or should be.