I'm going to come clean here:
When I first saw "Moxie Dolls", I shuddered. I think it was the use of "z" in "girlz", I think it was the bright packaging. I'm not sure. I think it was the "z".
But whatever it was, it was a classic case of prejudice – I hadn't even really looked at the dolls, nor had I visted their website. Check it out – walk over there for me a minute: MOXIE GIRLZ
Their slogans: be true * be you!
These dolls are not Barbie. I like them, I like their message, I like pretty much everything about them.
Yes! A doll with CANCER! She is from the True Hope series – how awesome is that.
Rock on, Moxie.
They sent 3 dolls to my own Moxie and they were a HUGE hit in this house. With my boy Micah, too: he calls them "action figures" and highly enjoys having the perform action stunts like jump out of his helicopter. His favorite is Sportz Doll Avery – because he uses her ribbons (from the gymnastics) as Wonder Woman lassos. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Moxie herself loves the bath time Sophina best. It's cute – she has this skirt thing that floats her in the water, with two little openings on each side of the skirt to place her water kitty and her soap bubbles (that you can pull out and blow real bubbles with). Moxie loves all that and she loves playing with her hair.
What is it anyway with little girls and doll hair? I remember being obsessed with that, too.
The dolls all have flat feet – no Barbie high-heel arches. The bodies of the dolls are not twisted into some unnatural position, or have startling doll-boobs. With the exception of their big eyes and cosmetically-enhanced faces, they are about as real-life as a doll can get.
Which is another thing that I like about them.
October was Down syndrome Awareness Month and we are still celebrating it through a Month with Moxie – living life with moxie.
In honor of this, and still celebrating! – Moxie Girlz will be giving away 3 dolls – separately – to readers of this blog.
To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below
Terms: Open to the US only. Giveaway open for one week, closing at 11:59 on 11/18/12. Winner must have email included in entry.
Meriah Nichols is a counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one on the spectrum). Deaf, and neurodiverse herself, she’s a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.