Girls Can Be Superheroes Too!
Be Bold! Be Brave! Be You!

Anna here to talk about an innovative doll from Arklu to send a positive message to girls everywhere.

Body image is a huge issue with girls. Today’s media images of perfection and sexiness have girls wanting to look ways that are either unrealistic or much to old for their ages.

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My daughter is now at the age were she likes to have a lot of say in her clothing choices, which is fine for the most part, but we also have to talk about what is and isn’t appropriate. I tend to be a little more conservative even as an adult so I am very watchful of what I let my daughter go out in public in.

I don’t want my daughter to have to feel like she has to dress or act certain ways to be considered pretty or have higher self-esteem. I want her to be who she is, who she wants to be, without her clothing or the way her body is shaped influencing her….or how “other people” say her clothing or body shape should be influencing her.

That’s why I love companies like Arklu, who launched Lottie in August of 2012, an innovative doll for children ages 3-9. Lottie was purposefully designed to look and dress as a regular child with a childlike body shape, with no make-up, jewelry, or high heels. Lottie can stand on her own two feet, both in a very literal and metaphorical sense. This is a great message to send to young girls. I say, keep them young as long as possible, because cliche or not, they grow up too fast anyway!

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Lottie has launched the Superhero Costume Design Contest showing girls that Superheroes are not just for boys. Girls can be superheroes too! is the rallying call for a global competition launched by Arklu. Arklu has teamed up with US non-profit organization Brave Girls Want. Entrants 10 years old and under are asked to design a superhero outfit for the Lottie doll.

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Entering the competition is easy and requires parental permission: Parents and guardians can download a coloring page from the superhero contest app on the Lottie dolls Facebook page and kids can use that as a starting point for their design. Kids are encouraged to to describe the superpower abilities that their doll has. Parents then upload their child’s designto the contest facebook app and fill out the simple and easy entry form.

Entires will be judged by a panel including at least one independent panelist member of the Brave Girls Alliance. Entries are judged on their creativity or originality, overall “kid-appeal” and keeping true to the “pro girl” values.

The deadline for entries is May 7th 2014. The winner will be notified confidentially in May 2014 and a public announcement being made when the winning outfit goes on sale in October 2014….just in time for the International Day of the Girl.

For more info go to: http://www.lottie.com/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lottiedolls

To see more entries check out the Girls Can Be Superheroes Too! Pinterest Board!

You can WIN a Lottie doll and accessories set of your choosing! Use the entry form below to enter this giveaway.

 

Comments

  1. 1955nurse says

    Love the Pirate Lottie, and all the accessories!!! My granddaughter LOVES Pirates right now, Thx for the chance!

  2. Claudette Lariviere says

    I am entering for a girl i know and if I won, I would let her pick what she likes and gift to her..:-)

  3. K-Squared says

    There is really no one answer to this question, as a alot of combinations come to mind like that of the Blue Velvet Outfit and Seren the Welsh Mountain Pony!That said, the doll & pony would go to an individual with special needs!That’s not to say, I wouldnt have many other’s that this would go to in efforts to inspire their confidence!

  4. e michelle says

    i would have to get to of everything my girls dont like to share and i would let them pick out which they like the best!

  5. Bobbie Smith says

    I would let my little one pick her choice, my choice would be the Butterfly Protector Lottie, but it would be her decision if I won

  6. Nancy says

    With $100. gift card, I’d buy groceries.

    I’d like to have Lighthouse Keeper Lottie. All the dolls are so cute!

  7. Terry Cover says

    I would let me grand-daughter make her own pick of a very special doll and by some accessories for it. & years old and this would be so exciting , picking her own.

  8. Karen Drake says

    If I won a $100. gift card I would buy my daughter a Lottie doll and some outfits to go with it.

  9. Jenny Q. says

    I like the autumn Leaves Lottie and the Pandora’s box Lottie and the accessories to go with them.

  10. MARIA simon says

    one of my littles ones birthday is next week so I know I would get her some more doll stuff :)

  11. tina reynolds says

    I would get Butterfly Protector Lottie for my daugter and let her pick out some accessories.

  12. Cynthia Sizemore says

    I would have a hard time choosing but I think I would pick the karate doll for my daughter and I would get the butterfly doll for my granddaughter.

  13. Laurie Emerson says

    I would buy Seren the Welsh Mountain Pony and Pony Flag Race Lottie for my daughter.

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