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      Vickie Smith on August 31, 2017

      Wishing you well as you regroup and looking forward to connecting ... I emailed you my information. Do you have a FB group as well?

    2. Amanda on August 30, 2017

      I just tweeted and tagged BLACKAMAZING in it! Reach out to CRWN Magazine, see if they'll do a breaking news feature!! I have contact info if you need :)

      Wishing this project the best of luck!!

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      S R
      on August 23, 2017

      Have you seen Craft My Occasion's kickstarter ? She's doing party supplies celebrating children of color. Her first design is a really cool mermaid because her daughter hadn't seen any black mermaids. I think both of your products complement each other really well. I think you have similar audiences, might be worth talking with her. You guys might be able to cross promote each other's kickstarters.

    4. Royelles Creator on August 16, 2017

      Hi Mathieu and S R! Many thanks for your valid comments. As information - we have 13 Royelles avatars in the collection that represent a full range of ages (as young as 6 years old and as seasoned as 57), body forms (to include both athletic, curvy and fuller figures), abilities, life experiences and narratives.

      You'll be pleased to know that we are planning to reveal additional images and some stories that showcase the diversity of the collection, with the backer community beginning later this week

      Your input is important and we are taking feedback we receive from the backer community into serious consideration as we make final teaks to the prototypes and expand the collection to include more dimensions of diversity!

      Thanks again for your support.

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      S R
      on August 16, 2017

      I like the concept behind this but I'm not entirely sure about the execution. Those dolls look emaciated and even more unrealistic than a Barbie (who I note I can now find curvy and black). Will there be dolls that don't look like fashion models ? Because I have to say this just seems to be reinforcing the unrealistic beauty standards. I may be inclined to increase my backing if so.

    6. Mathieu Arnold
      on August 16, 2017

      So, I see the tag line and I am all, yeah, great, at last dolls that look like normal people.
      I see the images at the top, and tell myself, ok, so, no, only dolls that look like half starved representations of women.
      Then I read "Women and girls are bombarded with exclusive, unrealistic beauty standards that negatively influence their self image, self value, and aspirations. Royelles avatars offer something disruptively different."
      So I continue to look at the remainder of the page, and no, I can still can only find scrawny looking dolls, and I wonder, what exactly you are promoting, or trying to achieve.

    7. NoBeard the Pirate on August 14, 2017

      @Symmetric, was pretty well explained. This initial run is opening doors most retailers/big companies have not. You don't realize how hard it is to find dolls that look like you daughter until you look.

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      Symmetric on August 14, 2017

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    9. Royelles Creator on August 14, 2017

      Hi Symmetric,

      This first collection of 13 Royelles avatars represents multiple dimensions of beauty including varied skin tones, facial features, body types, and abilities. In designing the collection, it was important to ensure that our girls could see themselves, their hopes and their dreams, reflected not just in the physical dolls, but in their narratives. But we know that while this first collection does represent a multitude of types of beauty, there’s so much more out there! The human race is full of myriad examples of unique, inspiring, courageous, bold, brilliant, clever, beYOUtiful women and girls. Once our first collection is successfully brought to market, we plan to expand the collection to include the many other dimensions of diversity and to celebrate women and girls all over the world.

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      Symmetric on August 14, 2017

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    11. Royelles Creator on August 1, 2017

      Hi Bryony - thanks so much for your generous support of our campaign! and a great question! YES - we carefully crafted the avatars to reflect diverse body types and abilities. There are avatars in the collection with both athletic builds and fuller figures. As the campaign progresses and we are able to reveal more from the collection, you will see the fuller figure represented. Currently, MARA's curves are somewhat camouflaged behind her A-line dress and TETI our contemporary author who has a curvy build is viewed at a long-distance. We also plan on taking feedback we receive from the backer community into consideration as we expand the collection to include more dimensions of diversity! Thanks again for your support - together we can empower our girls with the knowledge that they are enough - just the way they are #royellesrevolution

    12. Bryony Diederich on August 1, 2017

      Will any of the dolls have fuller figures?