To change the way black girls are perceived and, more importantly, perceive themselves.
Why did children select the white doll as the good doll and black doll as the bad one?
The first answer is internalized racism. The second answer is black girls and women all too often are presented, placed and shown in a negative light. We can blame the media for showing this. However, we must take responsibility for behaving in a negative way for the media to show and promote. We must know that along with internalized racism, black girls behaving badly IS THE REASON children too often select the white doll. Even at a young age, they can see that bad behavior is not good!
The Black Doll Affair social club is the solution. The social club and self-esteem movement where black girls retire from mean-girl cliques; cease the head rolling attitude, the unlady like behavior, the crabs in a barrel mentality, the 'hateration' and the infighting.
The Opportunity for black women:
All while living life as a Doll, we get to put on a Black Doll t-shirt and live life bhuetifuly! Black girl, this is your opportunity to love the skin you’re in, befriend the sista in the mirror; be kind to the girl next door; do better by the strangers put on your path; ditch that chip on your shoulder, lose that sistah-girl attitude; and become a lot more graceful, a bit more gentle, a little less defensive, and a bunch more philanthropic! This is the social club black girls join to give life to the phrase “When we know better, we do better.” This is where drama rides off into the sunset. This is where hate retires & love steps up! Black girls join The Black Doll Affair Social Club with the intention to love and live beautifully…internally, externally and intrinsically! This is where black girls grow into their true essence and awesomeness! This is where black gives back. This is where Black Dolls have more fun! This is The Black Doll Affair, a return to love!
The opportunity for white women:
In Doll Tests the white doll remained silent. Within The Black Doll Affair the white Doll speaks! Supporting cast members that are not black, BDA Porcelain Dolls (also known as Porcelain Pals) play a significant role within our social club. They give voice to the white doll that remained silent as black children chose the white doll as bad and ugly during doll test experiments. Unlike The Black Dolls, our Porcelain Dolls can give Barbie a voice. When a Porcelain Doll speaks at a Black Doll Affair she says self-esteem affirming things like: "Now why would you want to be anything other than who you were born? You're so unique, there's not another like you. Your hair, your nose, your full lips and hips, well they fuel a billion-dollar beauty industry wanting exactly what you were born with naturally." That's powerful, right? Right! More, our Porcelain Dolls come on board to help remind the community that The Black Doll Affair is about self-empowerment, NOT black power. It takes a village to raise a child who goes into this diverse world whole and complete. That is why, Black Dolls LOVE playing with their Porcelain Pals!
The Opportunity for men (regardless of race): AKA: Black Doll Brothas
In a perfect family environment, our fathers are there to remind us of our worth. When fathers or positive male role models are not present in the home, a girl child's self-esteem can be adversely affected. The Black Doll Affair offers men the opportunity to be a positive role model in place to lift a girl up and help remind her that she is worthy of being treated well, like a Doll, by the men in her life.
The Black Doll Affair's hue-manitarian goal is to make the world a better place because of Black Dolls - those real and toy.
By uplifting promoting the black doll; loving the white doll too; philanthropic Affairs; engaging in conversations of legacy; hosting empowering events and behaving in a most dolling way, we will continue to remind black women and girls of their beauty - internally, externally and intrinsically.
The Support System:
With their supporting cast the Porcelain Dolls, Black Doll Brothas, Black Doll Affair sponsors and community fans, The Black Dolls will rise in their mission and shine in the essence!
The New Doll Test Results:
As we strategize with our support system to reach our mission and achieve our goal, the world will become a better place for the entire human race!