Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ohmydollin's Interview with Rosa Parks

The following post is one of several Black History Month installments shared with my doll group by one of our many creative members.  Ohmydollin (on Instagram) describes this as her interview with the incomparable ROSA PARKS which was conducted at Madame Tussaud's wax museum in Washington, D.C.

OHMYDOLLIN: What did you hope to accomplish when getting on that bus 🚌?
MRS. PARKS: All I was doing was trying to get home from work. I was just trying to let them know how I felt about being treated as a human 👩🏽‍💼👩🏾‍💼being.
OHMYDOLLIN: What made you not give up your seat 💺 that particular day?
MRS. PARKS: I had given up my seat 💺before, but this day, I was especially tired. Tired 🤦🏾‍♀️from my work as a seamstress, and tired from the ache 💔 in my heart . Arrest me for sitting on a 🚎? You may do that.
OHMYDOLLIN: Mrs. Parks, did you realize that your actions would result in social change ⚖️?
MRS. PARKS: At the time I was arrested I had no 🤷🏽‍♀️idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in. 👨🏾‍🏭👩🏾‍🍳👩🏽‍🎓👨🏿‍🔧
OHMYDOLLIN: Were you afraid of what would happen if you did not comply with the bus 🚍driver 👨🏼‍✈️?
MRS. PARKS: I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; 💪🏽knowing what must be done does away with fear.
OHMYDOLLIN: Mrs. Parks, how would you like to be remembered 🤔?

MRS. PARKS: I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free … so other people would be also free . Whatever my individual desires were to be free , I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way. 👨🏾‍🏭👨🏿‍🔧👩🏾‍🍳👩🏽‍🎓

And then she invited me to take my rightful seat 💺 on the 🚍. And when I hesitated she told me:
"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak 🌳is yesterday’s nut 🥜 that held its ground."

💪🏽 So, I got on the 🚍 and took my 💺! And even though they kicked my seat and yelled at me...I stayed!! 

(Note: this Madame Tussaud's museum display really does simulate the kicking and yelling 😲)


In lieu of using pictures of her face on Instagram, Ohmydollin selected a Barbie face that actually looks like her. The body, however, is hers.

#rosaparks #blackhistorymonth

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  1. Oh my life! This is so good! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing this. This is from a time of shame for America. I love hearing and reading stories about the brave souls who have given so much to make all of our lives better!

  3. Not only I do I love the interview session, the dolls were are sooo realistic looking. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Brini, you're welcome!

      Rosa Parks is a life-sized wax model. Ohmydollin was seated next to her at the Madam Tussaud Wax Museum in DC. She used an app to swap her head with a Barbie's head and made modifications to the doll's smile. That is her body in the photos.



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