, Brown Like Me, BLACK DOLLS MATTER

As far back as I can remember dolls have been a part of my life. Pictured, during nap time, is me with my first “brown like me” doll just like the one used by doctors Mamie and Kenneth Clark used to conduct the doll test. We were inseparable until one day my brother made my doll fly up to the rooftop never to be seen again. I wonder if the absence of my brown like me doll was what caused me to set forth my intention to manifest a place where black dolls would always be found, loved, and celebrated. When I look at this photograph I smile, it reminds me of how important it is to allow children to play and BE.