Self Love With Brains and Beauty Dolls

Summer break is almost over here in Alabama. My big girl will officially be a 2nd grader in one week and I am more than ready. Ready to give my refrigerator, pantry, and utilities a much needed break. With Aubrey going back to school soon, it is important for me to remind her how awesome she is. Going to a different grade can be scary. Having a new teacher, new classmates, and a harder curriculum is enough to give anyone the back to school jitters.

Learning Self love with brains and beauty dolls

This post is sponsored by As usual, all opinions given are my own.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to speak life into our children. Believe it or not, they deal with a lot outside of the home. As parents, we have to make sure that we do our part to let our kids know that they are enough. Beautiful enough, important enough, and smart enough to do anything they set their minds to. We recently received the Malia doll from and my girls instantly fell in with her.

learning self love with brains and beauty dolls

Brains and Beauty dolls are multi-cultural dolls designed to represent little girls of color. Each doll speaks 20 empowering phrases to help build character, confidence, and positive self esteem.  All Brains and Beauty dolls on the official website have real human hair and natural hairstyles meant to help young girls learn to love their own hair. Malia’s curly hair was the first thing my girls noticed. I’ve been teaching them to embrace their curls since they were babies, so they were excited to have a doll with hair that looks like their own. Apart from the hair, the girls loved Malia telling them that they are beautiful and capable of doing anything. Little things like that really do make a huge difference in the way our children view themselves. Click here to visit the Brains and Beauty website and read all about Malia and the other Brains and Beauty dolls!



Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. August 1, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Wow, I am in love with the doll and your daughter looks like enjoying it! Great idea for a doll, not just ordinary! 🙂

  2. Lexi
    July 31, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I love this!! Representation is so important I don’t think people realize how special those moments are when a little one sees a doll, super hero, or famous person and can say “they look like me!”

  3. July 31, 2018 / 6:46 am

    Wow! I’ve never heard of these but how cool that they speak words of empowerment. That is so important for little girls. Good luck with the start of the school year!

  4. July 30, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    What a great idea with the positive self talk from the dolls and even better that the hair looks so similar to your daughters!

  5. July 30, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    When i was growIng up, there weren’t many dolls that looked like me. Barbie finally came out with Hawaiian Barbie and I felt relieved. Someone with my darker skin tone and hair was finally there!

    Glad that this company has a more intuitive look on dolls.

  6. July 30, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    My baby is still young for dolls but love the concept of them. I think for Christmas I will give it a try!

  7. July 30, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    I love the doll! So beautiful! It is so true that we need to speak life into our little ones..

  8. July 30, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    I love the idea of these dolls, and your daughter is so precious!

  9. July 30, 2018 / 9:23 am

    These dolls are beautiful! Definitely going on the Christmas list for my daughter!