“Being a little girl myself many years ago, I used to love playing with dolls. I didn’t have an African American one and I definitely didn’t have one with an Afro, which the fact that the first Cynthia Bailey doll will come out with an Afro, just sends a very powerful message,"
“A lot of times with young kids, it’s a struggle to find your identity, to feel good about how you look,. So an Afro for any African American child, it just sends a very powerful message saying, ‘Hey, you don’t have to have straight hair. You can have an Afro and it’s okay'."