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This is a great story from Black and Married with Kids.

As she shopped with her two daughters, Karen Byrd noted that while there are more black dolls out on the market, they still lacked the diversity she was missing from her childhood toys. The California mom set out on a mission to create dolls that young girls can relate to.

Through her company, Natural Girls United, Byrd customizes dolls with handmade hairstyles. Each style can take up to three days to complete and her current stock is almost sold out. Her continuously growing waiting list has prompted her to hire more employees as her customer base has spread to the United Kingdom, Africa and Australia.

Click here to find out more about the dolls and doll maker.