Nov 2 2023
Dolls and Diversity: An Insightful Conversation with the American Black Beauty Doll Association
Listen at www.inthedollworld.com Karen Oyekanmi, the founder of the American Black Beauty Doll Association, opens up the conversation as she shares the inspiration behind her quest to fill the market gap for beautiful black dolls and to provide positive representation for children of color - a mission that still holds significant relevance almost 40 years later, as they celebrate their upcoming annual Festival of Black Doll Show and Sale, Nov 4th 2023.As we chat with this panel of remarkable women - Karen Oyekanmi, Kynisha Daisy Decre, Cheryl Buckley, Lillian Black, Adwoa Cooper, and Stacelina Monique - we uncover the crucial role of dolls in reflecting and celebrating the diverse world we live in. Our panel of esteemed guests, wear many hats - they are doll makers, authors, interior designers, balloon artists, crocheters, and Barbie repainters.We navigate the rich and multifaceted world of doll making, a journey that transcends the creation of children's playthings to become a profound medium of art and cultural expression and as the conversation evolves, we also get the perspective of each guest on the importance about their decision to join the American Black Beauty Doll Association, as well as create and attend the Festival of Black Dolls Show and Sale, an event that has always been about educating and representation, with many of the years of the Festival showcasing themes from Egypt to Black Marriage. So, join us for this enlightening conversation and discover the art, the expression, and the cultural significance behind the world of doll making and the importance of being a member of the American Black Beauty Doll Association. To see more about the women who are featured today, as well as vendors at the upcoming Festival of Black Dolls Show and Sale: ABBDA 2023 Vendors@KarenOyekanmiKissing Kousins DollsWww.weloveblackdolls.comStacy@Stacelinamoniquehttps://www.etsy.com/shop/StacelinaMoniqueLillian BlackLillian’s Dolls & Things Www.weloveblackdolls.comAdwoa Cooper@adwoadesignwww.AdwoaDesign.comhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/AdwoaDesignKynisha Ducre@Daisytheclown www.clowninaround.netSupport the showHey!!! Get a shout out on an upcoming episode as a thank you for your monthly support of In The Doll World. Click here to support. Thank you for listening to In The Doll World, to see all the artists we have featured on the show or to leave a review visit www.inthedollworld.com or to see our video interviews please visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/inthedollworld.com. Did you know you can now listen to In The Doll World on Alexa, just ask Alexa to open "Doll World"