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jeffygiraffe replied to your post “jeffygiraffe replied to your post “priceofpeasinpersepolis replied to…”
I’m not particularly talking about puberty - I’m talking about making people of all genders visible, regardless of age. It’s rare for media to show older gender variant people in particular. They exist IRL so it makes sense to show kids them
Totally! And I will definitely address that in the curriculum, it’s just for this particular part of the project, it’s about helping the kids explore their own gender and getting a chance to create other children their age that they can identify with or understand what friends their age are going through.
I’m also going to be making felt genitals with different sizes and shapes of clitoris, penis, labia, mons pubis, urethra, vagina, foreskin, testicles, pubic hair, and all that fun stuff so that the kids can put together lots of different genitals and see all the diversity involved.
I’m going to need so much felt.
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jeffygiraffe replied to your post “priceofpeasinpersepolis replied to your photoset:Here’s what I got so…”
Please do some of old and young and in-between-age folk!
Right now, just because I’m using it mainly to discuss gender with little kids we’re making them prepubescent younger children. Once I finish with this and see how it all works with the younger kids and pre-teens I’m going to make a “puberty expansion pack” to help talk about the changes bodies go through during puberty. After I do that, I’ll try to do some more diverse ages. It’s going to be a pretty expansive project.
I’m going to be talking to my co-trainer about using this in our general OWL curriculum and we may want to use it as a visual aid to tell stories so I may make other aged dolls for that (and of course I will share them and keep in mind some of the suggestions I’ve gotten for older dolls like mastectomies and different weight distribution.
could one of them have a medical alert bracelet?
YES! I’m making a list of different medical aids and I will add this to it. Here’s what I got so far:
skin pigmentation/birth marks
Anything I’m forgetting? Keep in mind these dolls are supposed to be of 5-6 year olds.
Personally, I would do one that carries the weight more in the stomach and less evenly distributed.
good idea! Will do!
fattyacidtrip replied to your photoset “Here’s what I got so far for my gender/diversity teaching dolls. The…”
"Any body type I’m missing?" Umm fat bodies?
I looked at different body types for the age group I’m basing these on (5-6 years old) and the outline I got was like the one on the far right on top or in the middle on bottom. Should I make one bigger than that? I tried to get pretty diverse shaped bodies.