Wednesday, 22 February 2017

First Transgender Doll

The Tonner Doll Company, founded by Robert Tonner in 1991 has been creating the best and most fashionable dolls ever to be found. Designers Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta - to name a few - have all dressed Tonner dolls.

With their latest doll, they've done something they've never done before, nor has any other doll maker. They've made the world's first transgender doll.

Based on transgender teen advocate Jazz Jennings - one of the youngest people to be documented as transgender - the doll was designed and sculpted by the founder, Robert Tonner himself.

"Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view," Tonner said. "She's incredibly brave, intelligent, warmhearted and creative."

Instead of being marketed to their adult market, the company is selling the doll to children. Available in two outfits, the doll comes in an identical outfit to Jazz's on the cover of her memoir, 'Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen" and the other is a sparkling white ballerina dress suited for any glam occasion.

 "I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people," Jazz said.

The dolls will be available to purchase in July.

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