Dolls with vitiligo and albinism are here

Oct. 20, 2017

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The artist behind Kay Customz, Crystal Kaye, has long been creating porcelain dolls with black women in mind.

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For eight months, she’s created dolls with natural hair, braids, twists, bantu knots, dreadlocks and even male dolls with thick beards.

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In September, Kaye started to showcase something new: custom dolls with skin conditions like albinism and vitiligo.

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In pictures Kaye has posted, you can see that she’s been able to recreate her customers’ vitiligo patterns exactly on the dolls.

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“I feel like it’s important to create dolls with different skin disorders so people can have a reflection of themselves."

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“Everyone is beautiful in their own way.”

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