Lammily Is A Body Image Positive Doll!
A new fashion doll with realistic proportions might be a coming soon to a store near you! The Lammily doll, created by artist Nickolay Lamm, is off to a hugely successful start thanks to a crowdfunding campaign!
Last year, Lamm made headlines when he created a doll based on Barbie but created with the actual proportions of an average 19-year-old women.
He wanted to show the world what Barbie would look like if she had a normal body, rather than the doll's unrealistic and physically impossible proportions.
"I created normal Barbie because I wanted to show that average is beautiful," he said in one news report.
More and more, Lamm was approached by people who wanted to by one of these dolls. Now, with Lammily, they will finally be able to.
Lamm created a crowdfunding campaign to turn his concept into a real, mass-produced doll. In less than a day, the campaign reached its $95,000 goal to get off the ground.
With the new doll, Lamm hopes to be able to stop distorting the body image of young girls by showing them a healthy example to aspire to.
"Rather than waiting for change to happen, let's be the change," Lamm said in a video about Lammily. "Our girls can grow up to become happier, stronger women, truly confident and proud in their own bodies."
For a $25 donation, funders will receive an exclusive first edition Lammily doll. They are expected to be delivered in November!
To learn even more about the new doll, you can check out their website here.
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