The link to this Queens of Africa video was shared in a comment to my original post regarding the Queens of Africa dolls. After watching the video, I felt somewhat disheartened because girls and their mothers in the Western African nation of Nigeria have not been very receptive to the dolls, even after Taofick Okoya, their creator, purposefully priced them competitively.
Because little girls and often women of color worldwide are bombarded with Western standards of beauty, many have not realized and are unable to embrace their own. Will this ever change? I don't know if I want to cry or scream: Wake up!
Here's the video.
I pray for a global mindset change with reference to these skewed standards of beauty and for the success of the Queens of Africa.