In response to question #2 in the Baby Beatriz Project survey here is a story about my favorite doll from childhood.
Many of us collect celebrity dolls, but did you ever want to be famous enough to have a doll or action figure licensed in your own image? I did, so I made the self-portrait doll below when I was about 12.
Her hair was parted in the middle and styled in two braids with curly bangs in the front like the hairstyle I customarily wore in that era. I also made her little wire-framed granny glasses like mine. The doll wore a red leotard because I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast.
I made several copies of this doll and gave them to my favorite teachers for Christmas.