What I love so much about toys is that they build your imagination, help spark creativity, and serve as a comfort and a companion. A doll is often one of the first toys a girl has and when I first saw myself reflected in one, I lite up with joy and happiness knowing that I mattered. That’s the same feeling many young girls especially girls of color have when they finally see themselves and with beautiful Black dolls there’s a rich history and legacy.
My name is Flora Ekpe-Idang, Founder & CEO of Corage Dolls. Corage Dolls wasn’t something that just popped into my head one day, but instead, it’s been a part of me since high school. While sitting around in health class my teacher shared with us a short 7-minute documentary titled “A Girl Like Me”, which discussed the importance and need for greater representation of Black females in media and society at large.