Doll Company Pays Tribute To Entreprneurial Legend Madam C.J. Walker

It was the perseverance and success of a woman, whose life was full of poverty, racial discrimination and illiteracy, just to name a few challenges, that led the African-American owned doll company, Big Beautiful Dolls, a company that introduced the first ever line of full-figured, plus sized fashion dolls, to pay tribute to Madam C.J. Walker in vinyl and celebrate her Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Madam C.J. Walker, daughter of slaves, orphaned at 7,married at 14, widowed at 20 and washwoman for most of her adult life, fought the racial, social and gender discrimination of her time and created a million dollar hair care empire. Not only did she promote herself, but she reached out to help other women promote themselves and gave them an opportunity that was not afforded to them during those times.

“I am a woman that came from the cotton fields of the South; I was promoted from there to the washtub; then I was promoted to the cook kitchen, and from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I am not ashamed of my past; I am not ashamed of my humble beginnings. I know how to grow hair as well as I know how to grow cotton. And, I have built my own factory on my own ground.” “Quoted from a speech given by Madam C.J. Walker in1912, at Thirteenth Annual Convention of the Negro Business League.

Those inspiring words helped Big Beautiful Dolls create their vinyl version of their Tribute Doll to Madam C.J. Walker, portrayed by their Dasia Doll. She is 11 ½ inches tall, full-figured, proud and just amazing. When you look at the Tribute Doll in those clothes, and that face, you cannot help but see a Madam C.J. Walker, standing proud, successful and unwavering in her desire to help not only herself but others as well.

It is also a dream come true for the company of Big Beautiful Dolls, who have admired Madam C. J. Walkers courage, success and determination for many years and “to create a doll in her honor, is our honor”, states Georgette Taylor, owner & co-founder of Big Beautiful Dolls.

That inspiring quote from Madam C.J. Walker, has made this company stronger…and it is with deep respect and honor to Madam C.J. Walker and all other women entrepreneurs who have come after her that we debut Dasia as she pays tribute to Madam C.J. Walker.

The limited edition of 50 the “Tribute Doll: Madam C.J. Walker” is currently available for pre-ordering at The doll comes hand numbered with a collectible box, that was made possible my Madam C.J. Walker’s great great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, who gave permission to Big Beautiful Dolls to use photos of Madam C.J. Walker.


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