I have mentioned on this website before that I am going to be launching a line of dolls, Sydney's Special Dolls soon. I am making them have special needs (and actually have stories!) because there is no American Girl character doll with a disability. Here are the biographies for 4 of my dolls:
Meet Katrina- (red hair, brown eyes, light skin)- a type 1 diabetic with stars in her eyes. No, she doesn’t want to be an actress. She wants to be a wealthy director with Best Director Oscars and top tens off all time at the box office. Even though there has never, ever been a type 1 diabetic director, she is willing to try and keep her type 1 diabetes down. She likes to practice with her dolls, looks forward to spring, winter and summer breaks so she can make big productions, and always injects a message in her films. But then, she discovers that her movies could spread tons of awareness about her disease.
Meet Marie- (brown hair, side bangs, hazel eyes, medium skin)- a Aspie with one dream- to become the first female president of the USA. She originally wanted to paint the White House pink when she was younger, but now she really wants to make a real difference. She writes 100 page essays on stopping poverty, gives rousing speeches to the city, and already is president of the student council. She wants to make the world a better place, even though her Asperger’s makes the little things get her. But then, she discovers that sometimes, other people have good ideas too, and you don’t have to be the leader all of the time.
Meet Cecilia- (brown hair, brown eyes, light skin)- a girl with Celiac disease who wants to be a chef. She likes cooking dishes that relate to her Italian heritage, like pizzas and pastas- too bad she can’t have any. Because of her Celiac disease, she can’t taste what she makes, so she hired her two-year old brother, Alfred for the taste-testing job. She just loves the feeling of cooking a new dish, whether if it’s for her parents, Alfred, her best friend Kenzie or a crowd full of relatives on a summer family reunion. But soon, she discovers some wheat substitutes so everyone can enjoy what she makes- Cecilia included.
Meet Virginia- (blond hair, full bangs, blue eyes, light skin)- a girl who loves to run, bike- just about every activity that isn’t sitting and watching TV. But a diagnosis of dysautonomia changes Virginia’s life- because she has to keep from getting dizzy, she has to cut down on her activity. Just when all hope is lost, Virginia soon realizes that she can build her way back up to where she used to be and take care of herself.
So, do you like them?