Tuesday, February 5, 2013

American Girl Dolls embrace disabilities and differences

We all know about the American Girl franchise, right, the dolls, the books, etc.? I grew up on those. I collected the books. I think I still have at least some of them. I even had a bitty baby (pictured below).

Recently, I’ve learned some news about the American Girl franchise. They are putting the spotlight on disabilities and differences. This makes me very happy.

In a way, I guess I’m still a child at heart, how else can you explain that I’m 22 years old and I still want a doll? But I am very excited about the news. For me, I think that one of the best presents I could ever receive in the future would be an American Girl Doll, blonde hair, blue eyes, and wears a hearing aid:

Why a hearing aid? Because I am hearing impaired and I have been since birth. And like the American Girl Dolls, I like to embrace my disabilities because it is a part of who I am.

Until next time, God Bless.
- Chloe