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

by Anna

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.

 



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I am a lover of God, my husband, & my kids. I am the managing editor for 5 Minutes for Mom. I love all things true country (NOT mauve & blue). Nutella & iced coffee are crucial to my well-being. I write on Green Eyed Country Girl about fashion that I love, household tips & tricks, recipes, parenting, personal stories of becoming a better me, and more.

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1 cheri April 26, 2014 at 12:07 am

An awesome doll, of course!

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2 Sara Floyd April 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

I would love to get a couple dolls and accessory sets!

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3 Taryn T. April 26, 2014 at 10:49 am

I would want Butterfly Protector Lottie, and Seren the Welsh MOuntain Pony!

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4 Beatrice Reid April 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

LOVE TO WIN!!!

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5 Shellie Clark April 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I would love Lottie

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6 Maegan Morin April 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I would get the Butterfly Protector Lottie Doll! http://www.lottie.com/buy/butterfly-protector-lottie-doll/

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7 1955nurse April 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm

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

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8 Michelle Christiansen April 26, 2014 at 6:39 pm

I would get the Lottie doll & mountain pony for my 5yo!

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9 Claudette Lariviere April 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm

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

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10 marian boll April 27, 2014 at 12:51 am

Fun dolls for my great granddaughter!!!

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11 Cassie April 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Would love to win and give to my grand daughter

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12 Naomi April 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

As much as I know Roo would love Lottie, I would love to play with her too!

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13 Christy Denton April 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

I would want to get the English Country Garden Lottie for my little girl!

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14 Brynn April 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

My little girl would love this cute doll1

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15 Tonya April 29, 2014 at 7:37 am

My little girls love dolls and would love one that dressed in clothes similar to things they might wear.

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16 Deb Jackson April 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I would get the butterfly protector Lottie.

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17 Amy Heffernan April 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I would spend it all on the dolls for my daughter. SO sweet!

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18 Lori Jackson April 30, 2014 at 2:49 pm

these super cute dolls!

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19 Ann Fantom April 30, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I would like the Kawaii Karate Lottie doll

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20 Monique Rizzo May 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

My niece would enjoy this very much!

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21 Lindsay McCain May 2, 2014 at 10:54 am

I would spend it on whatever my daughter picks out.

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22 Melissa May 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

my girls love robot girl! :)

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23 Holly Wright May 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Butterfly Protector Lottie would be my pick

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24 K-Squared May 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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!

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25 nickie May 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

My niece would love this.

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26 e michelle May 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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!

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27 Linda G. May 3, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I would love to buy the English Country Garden Lottie Doll.

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28 Jessica May 4, 2014 at 12:27 am

I would buy some dolls for my nieses.

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29 Mihail Lipetchi May 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I would get the butterfly protector Lottie.

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30 xty cruz May 4, 2014 at 6:51 pm

A doll for my niece

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31 Tamar May 4, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I like pandora’s box Lottie.

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32 brandy g. May 5, 2014 at 1:06 am

I would get a doll and some doll outfits.

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33 natalie yeoman May 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm

one thing i would get is the Spring Celebration Ballet Lottie

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34 ReggieMann May 6, 2014 at 5:29 am

I would get Butterfly Protector Lottie and several of the outfits

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35 Bobbie Smith May 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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

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36 Taryn May 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Snow Queen Lottie is absolutely adorable. I would love to win it.

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37 Nancy May 6, 2014 at 8:59 pm

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

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

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38 amanda whiltey May 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

i would pick the Lighthouse Keeper Lottie

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39 Daniel M May 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm

i’d let my niece pick

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40 Erica C. May 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I’d let my niece pick a doll.

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41 Alona Y May 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

I like Pirate Queen Lottie the best, so I’d definitely get that one.

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42 kris m May 8, 2014 at 12:59 am

I would let my daughter spend as she wanted

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43 krystal wethington May 8, 2014 at 1:48 am

a nice doll.

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44 Terry Cover May 8, 2014 at 6:48 am

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.

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45 Karen Drake May 8, 2014 at 7:14 am

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

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46 Jenny Q. May 8, 2014 at 10:59 am

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

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47 Ellie W May 8, 2014 at 11:55 am

I would probably get the Butterfly Protector Lottie.

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48 Teresa Thompson May 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I like the pirate lottie doll.

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49 RedFan May 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm

WOW THIS IS SUPER!

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50 Stephanie Galbraith May 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I would get the Pandora’s Box Lottie doll.

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51 Lesley F May 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm

I like the Pandora’s Box Lottie

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52 Charlene S. May 8, 2014 at 11:07 pm

I’d get the Snow Queen Lottie Doll and the Raspberry Ripple Outfit Set :)

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53 Beverly Metcalf May 8, 2014 at 11:41 pm

A cute doll. I know my granddaughter would love her. Thanks.

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54 MARIA simon May 8, 2014 at 11:59 pm

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

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55 amy deeter May 9, 2014 at 12:02 am

the Kawaii Karate Lottie doll

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56 Gianna May 9, 2014 at 1:22 am

Butterfly Protector Lottie.

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57 Kathy Pease May 9, 2014 at 8:22 am

I love the Butterfly Protector Lottie and the Pandora’s Box Lottie

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58 tina reynolds May 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

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

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59 susan smoaks May 9, 2014 at 11:42 am

i would love to get the Butterfly Protector Lottie

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60 Cynthia Sizemore May 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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.

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61 DanV May 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm

I’d get Spring Celebration Ballet Lottie

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62 Sand May 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I would purchase the Butterfly Protector Lottie.

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63 Laurie Emerson May 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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

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