life is a full circle
About BDA Giving Black Programs:
Children begin life's journey, with big dreams! Then one day, someone tells them that they can't. That they're not good enough, smart enough, witty enough, pretty enough. The road to life is a journey filled with people who will lift you up and remind you that you're b'huetiful and people who will kick you down and tell you that you're only black. Childhood is a time set for capturing the magic of life. Tween-age years, are the times when we share our dreams and suffer the consequences, when we pay attention to others response to those dreams. Our golden years are, or should be, a time when we're LIVING the legacy of those dreams.Our Giving Black Programs, were designed for the Black Dolls to get in front of a black child when she's young and dreaming of conquering the world and to sit along side a black woman, when she's aged, and the world has conquered her - Her hopes, her dreams, her spirit. Constructed on a 'full circle' model that women are little girls, seeking to live out the dreams they lost, our intentions are to keep the dream alive. Our goal is to repair hearts broken. Our mission is to pick up the pieces of a dream interrupted. Our hope is to help women dance through life and waltz a b'huetiful legacy. Our Affairs are to remind black girls of her beauty.
Program 1: Black Doll Deliveries - Targeted age group 3-10 years.
This Giving Black Program reaches children in a way they can relate, visually. During Christmas, on a mission to remind black girls that “Black IS Beautiful”, Black Dolls get dolled up and come to life as living dolls. As mirror reflections of who and hue they are, the Black dolls deliver beautiful toy black dolls to beautiful little black girls. This is when the slogan “Be a Doll, give a doll,” comes to life!
Program 2: Black Doll Self-Esteem Tween Summit -Targeted age group 11-17 years.
So, you were born a girl? Awesome! This Black Doll Affair giving black program allows for The Black Dolls to gather with tweenage girls of all nationalities, to girl-talk about loving the skin hue were born in, peer pressure, boys, bullying, standing up for yourself, what self-esteem really means, idolizing celebrity, etiquette, hair and make-up, things-that-bling and volunteering!
Program 3 : Black Doll's Conversations of Legacy: Targeted age group: 40 years and older, but open to those 18+ year's of age.
This Giving Black Program is for Vintage Black Dolls with a bit more “life” under their belts, having achieved personal success, having beat the odds, Vintage Dolls go into their communities as shining examples. With a ‘Been-there-done-that’ story to share, Vintage Black Dolls speak to women about the struggles of life. In an "Each one teach One" mode, Dolls engage in conversations of and about their Legacies - the ones they've weaved, are weaving or intend to weave. From overcoming the personal hurdles that kept them from the life of their childhood dreams to helping others to do the same, as community role models, Vintage Black Dolls seek to reach women stuck in self-defeating patterns, but are ready to move on and forward. Vintage Black Dolls are there as inspirations to ask, "Are you ready to change your life and weave a wonderful legacy?" "Before someone told you that you that you were a black girl with limited access to success, what did you dream when you were at the doll playing age?" From the wonder years to the ages of wisdom, let's talk, Doll.
Program 4: Black Dolls Pretty…Philanthropic Campaign - Targeted age group: 18 and older.
On a mission to diversify the face of advertising campaigns and show a variety of hues relatable to all black women and girls, this BDA Program is sure to turn heads. The Black Doll Affair's Pretty...Philanthropic Advertising Campaign, was created to show that Black is B'huetiful and change the way black women and girls are perceived, more importantly, the way they perceive themselves. Via this Campaign, to position black women in a positive light, and counteract ALL the negativity about the black woman and hue she is, Black Doll spokesmodels, BKA Ambassadolls, donate [FREE] their b'huetiful likeness to local and national high profile advertising campaigns. In 1990 during a Vogue interview, referring to how she and other super models were changing the monetary game in modeling, Linda Evangelista said, "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” Well, the professional models of the Black Doll Affair are on the opposite side of that quote … they WILL work for FREE! As money does not exchange hands via this campaign. Call on our beautiful Black Dolls when your campaign calls for a bit more b'huety! Why would the Black Dolls work for Free? Because, "we're pretty...philanthropic!"