A few months ago, my friend Christy was showing me some of her various artwork and projects. She pulled out a folder with drawings of these girls and told me how she had planned to make dolls but never got much further than a series of drawings.
The dolls would have strong morals and values and be rooted in a great friendship. We got talking about how there are dolls available that seem to encourage heavy makeup, belly rings, short skirts and super high heels- sure that's fine for an adult but do we want our six, seven and eight year old daughters emulating this? Tv shows geared towards girls place an importance on having a boyfriend. There is plenty of time for that when girls hit the teen years! Also, lots of merchandising includes makeup and dolls with sexy clothes. What about creating girls whose accessories would be arts and crafts and sewing and making songs and writing stories?
What we discussed, as mothers of young girls, was that wouldn't it be so great to have dolls that really encompassed all that we feel so strongly about- a girl's self worth and confidence shouldn't come from clothes or makeup or boys. It comes from within and begin as a child.
We decided to make something out of the Victorious Girls so I wrote an age appropriate book called Stepping Out and Christy put together a workbook that goes along with it. We also have cards and bookmarks, a calendar in the works and at this moment, we are collaborating on a feature film complete with an original soundtrack! I would love for you to check out the website and sign your daughter up for our email list. I will keep you up to date on the film too. Its in the infant stages but I am very hopeful about these Victorious Girls and their debut movie!
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