113 episodes

www.inthedollworld.com Join In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel, for intimate interviews with your favorite doll creatives, including: Mel Odom, Stacey McBride-Irby, Pat Henry, and Robert Tonner. Meet them up-close as they share their journeys. Learn what inspires and propels them! Hear their struggles and adversities.Let In The Doll World take you on a worldwide tour, as we search the globe for amazing stories from new and fascinating movers-and-shakers who are expanding and reshaping the doll world! These doll artists, companies, collectors, storytellers, repainters, and accessory makers will become some of your new favorites! 
Hosts: In The Doll World, doll podcast and YouTube channel, is hosted by Georgette Taylor, the history-making doll creator who co-founded and co-invented Big Beautiful Dolls™ (BBD), the first plus-sized fashion dolls.

In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel Host: Georgette Taylor

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

www.inthedollworld.com Join In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel, for intimate interviews with your favorite doll creatives, including: Mel Odom, Stacey McBride-Irby, Pat Henry, and Robert Tonner. Meet them up-close as they share their journeys. Learn what inspires and propels them! Hear their struggles and adversities.Let In The Doll World take you on a worldwide tour, as we search the globe for amazing stories from new and fascinating movers-and-shakers who are expanding and reshaping the doll world! These doll artists, companies, collectors, storytellers, repainters, and accessory makers will become some of your new favorites! 
Hosts: In The Doll World, doll podcast and YouTube channel, is hosted by Georgette Taylor, the history-making doll creator who co-founded and co-invented Big Beautiful Dolls™ (BBD), the first plus-sized fashion dolls.

    Stitching Rhythms: The Craft of Crochet and Hip-Hop Dolls with Adwoa Cooper

    Stitching Rhythms: The Craft of Crochet and Hip-Hop Dolls with Adwoa Cooper

     www.inthedollworld.com   In today's episode, we sit down with Adwoa Cooper from Adwoa Design.  Adwoa details her journey from using crochet for stress relief to developing a successful business, illustrating that the path to achievement can be as unexpected as it is rewarding.

    Adwoa brings a fresh vibe to crochet, merging hip-hop influences with her unique doll designs that echo a whole culture's beat. We delve into how her dolls bring fresh perspectives to both the hip-hop world and the diverse community of doll enthusiasts. Adwoa's creations are not just dolls; they're narratives spun from her life's fabric, paying tribute to the mentors and the Amigurumi tradition that have shaped her path to prominence in doll crafting circles.

    She also shares her wonderful stories about meeting her hip-hop idols, to her winning the of two won two top prizes in the California State Fair’s craft competition.


    Wrapping up, Adwoa opens up about the intricacies of valuing her work, the supportive crochet community, and how she inspires the next generation to continue the crochet legacy. This conversation goes beyond crochet's technicalities—it's about life's intertwined paths, our passions, aspirations, and the happiness we infuse into our creations. Tune in for an episode that's as touching as it is thought-provoking, as we explore the art and heart of crochet dolls with Adwoa.

    To learn more about Adowa Design please visit Adwoa Design


    #Crochet #HipHopDolls #DollArtistry #Amigurumi #InTheDollWorldPodcast #GeorgetteTaylorITDW  #CrochetCulture #HipHopArt #DollCollectors #AdwoaCooper #AdwoaDesign #ITDW


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    Thank you for listening to In The Doll World, to see all the artists we have featured on the show or to leave a review visit www.inthedollworld.com or to see our video interviews please visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/inthedollworld.com.

    Did you know you can now listen to In The Doll World on Alexa, just ask Alexa to open "Doll World"

    • 58 min
    Azhelle Wade: The Toy Coach, Guiding and Empowering Others in the World of Toys.

    Azhelle Wade: The Toy Coach, Guiding and Empowering Others in the World of Toys.

    www.inthedollworld.com  In this wonderful episode of In The Doll World,  I am joined by Azhelle Wade, the Toy Coach. Her journey to a key figure in the toy industry is an incredible testament to the power of passion and commitment and her love of teaching and being creative.

    Embark on Azelle's journey as she shares her reasons for leaving corporate life to pursue her dreams. Explore the challenges and misconceptions of entering the toy industry, enriched by Azhelle's valuable insights. Discover the Toy Creators Academy, a platform designed by Azelle to support and guide emerging toy creators, offering a wealth of resources and industry insights.

    As our conversation deepens, we explore the crucial issue of representation and inclusivity in the toy industry. Azhelle opens up about her experiences as an African American woman in the field, highlighting the rise of black-owned toy companies and her aspiration to create black dolls. We wrap up with an inspiring discussion about fostering entrepreneurship and expanding toy culture. So, grab your headphones, tune in and let's embark on this fascinating journey into the world of toy making.

    To find out more about Azhelle , The Toy Coach or the Toy Creators Academy visit
    www.thetoycoach.com

    #thetoycoach #toycreatorsacademy #ITDW #inthedollworldpodcast #dollpodcast #georgettetayloritdw #dolls #toys
    Support the show
    Hey!!! Get a shout out on an upcoming episode as a thank you for your monthly support of In The Doll World. Click here to support.

    Thank you for listening to In The Doll World, to see all the artists we have featured on the show or to leave a review visit www.inthedollworld.com or to see our video interviews please visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/inthedollworld.com.

    Did you know you can now listen to In The Doll World on Alexa, just ask Alexa to open "Doll World"

    • 39 min
    Creating Empowering Dolls & Toys: The Journey of Andrea Furtick and the Afro Goddess Warrior Doll Project

    Creating Empowering Dolls & Toys: The Journey of Andrea Furtick and the Afro Goddess Warrior Doll Project

    Welcome to an inspiring conversation with Andrea Furtick, the innovative CEO and founder of AGC Toys, and the creative force behind the Afro Goddess Warrior Dolls and Project. www.inthedollworld.com

    Get an intriguing glimpse into Andrea's artistic journey that led to the creation of the Afro Goddess Tarot Arkanas and ultimately, these unique, representation-rich dolls. Discover how she overcame the hurdles of cost-effective doll creation, and ushered in the creation of Nova: Goddess of the Universe and The Afro Goddess Warrior Doll Collection.

    Learn how her dolls empower and promote self-discovery, and how licensing can help ease the financial burden in the toy industry. We also discuss the concept of 'Sticker Shock' and the reality of high costs in creating a vinyl doll.

    Have you ever wondered about growth and licensing in the toy industry? We've got you covered. Tag along as Andrea divulges her experiences at the New York Toy Fair and shares her invaluable insights into the significance of proper systems for business growth.

    But there's more to the toy business than just creating dolls. Andrea shares the power of delegation, collaboration, and representation in building an impactful toy business. Listen to the exciting future plans of AGC Toys and how seeking the right support in business can make all the difference.

    To learn more about Andrea and AGC Toys visit AGC Toys, Inc. (agctoysinc.com)

    #ITDW #ITDWpodcast #dollpodcast #podcast #georgetteITDW #AndreFurtick
    #afrogoddesswarriordolls #agctoysinc #agctoys
    Support the show
    Hey!!! Get a shout out on an upcoming episode as a thank you for your monthly support of In The Doll World. Click here to support.

    Thank you for listening to In The Doll World, to see all the artists we have featured on the show or to leave a review visit www.inthedollworld.com or to see our video interviews please visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/inthedollworld.com.

    Did you know you can now listen to In The Doll World on Alexa, just ask Alexa to open "Doll World"

    • 33 min
    Dolls and Diversity: An Insightful Conversation with the American Black Beauty Doll Association

    Dolls and Diversity: An Insightful Conversation with the American Black Beauty Doll Association

    Listen at www.inthedollworld.com     Karen  Oyekanmi, the founder of the American Black Beauty Doll Association, opens up the conversation as she shares the inspiration behind her quest to fill the market gap for beautiful black dolls and to provide positive representation for children of color - a mission that still holds significant relevance almost 40 years later, as they celebrate their upcoming annual Festival of Black Doll Show and Sale, Nov 4th 2023.

    As we chat with this panel of remarkable women - Karen Oyekanmi, Kynisha Daisy Decre, Cheryl Buckley, Lillian Black, Adwoa Cooper, and Stacelina Monique - we uncover the crucial role of dolls in reflecting and celebrating the diverse world we live in.   Our panel of esteemed guests, wear many hats - they are doll makers, authors, interior designers, balloon artists, crocheters, and Barbie repainters.

    We navigate the rich and multifaceted world of doll making, a journey that transcends the creation of children's playthings to become a profound medium of art and cultural expression and as the conversation evolves, we also get the perspective of each guest on the importance about their decision to join the American Black Beauty Doll Association, as well as create and attend the Festival of Black Dolls Show and Sale, an event that has always been about educating and representation, with many of the years of the Festival showcasing themes from Egypt to Black Marriage.

    So, join us for this enlightening conversation and discover the art, the expression, and the cultural significance behind the world of doll making and the importance of being a member of the American Black Beauty Doll Association.
     
    To see more about the women who are featured today, as well as vendors at the upcoming Festival of Black Dolls Show and Sale:    ABBDA 2023 Vendors

    @KarenOyekanmi
    Kissing Kousins Dolls
    Www.weloveblackdolls.com

    Stacy
    @Stacelinamonique
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/StacelinaMonique

    Lillian Black
    Lillian’s Dolls & Things
    Www.weloveblackdolls.com

    Adwoa Cooper
    @adwoadesign
    www.AdwoaDesign.com
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdwoaDesign

    Kynisha Ducre
    @Daisytheclown
    www.clowninaround.net
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    Hey!!! Get a shout out on an upcoming episode as a thank you for your monthly support of In The Doll World. Click here to support.

    Thank you for listening to In The Doll World, to see all the artists we have featured on the show or to leave a review visit www.inthedollworld.com or to see our video interviews please visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/inthedollworld.com.

    Did you know you can now listen to In The Doll World on Alexa, just ask Alexa to open "Doll World"

    • 50 min
    Creating a Legacy of Representation: The Journey of Samantha Ong and Joey Dolls

    Creating a Legacy of Representation: The Journey of Samantha Ong and Joey Dolls

    Our latest podcast episode introduces Samantha Ong, the innovative CEO of Joeydolls, celebrating the diversity and beauty of the Asian diaspora. www.inthedollworld.com

    Samantha's story begins with a simple desire - to create dolls that reflected her daughter's Asian heritage. Frustrated with the lack of diversity in the toy market, she embarked on a journey to make dolls that would allow children of Asian descent to see themselves in the toys they play with.

    Joeydolls are more than just dolls, they are lifelines connecting children with their heritage. They are sources of comfort for mixed families, adopted children, and those getting accustomed to new environments. 

    Samantha's work has instilled a sense of belonging in these children, subverting societal messages that often devalue people of darker skin tones. Her story is a testament to what can be achieved with determination, compassion, and an unwavering belief in the power of representation. 

    Join us for this insightful conversation with Samantha Ong, and prepare to be inspired. To learn more about Joeydolls visit Joeydolls
    Support the showHey!!! Get a shout out on an upcoming episode as a thank you for your monthly support of In The Doll World. Click here to support.

    Thank you for listening to In The Doll World, to see all the artists we have featured on the show or to leave a review visit www.inthedollworld.com or to see our video interviews please visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/inthedollworld.com.

    Did you know you can now listen to In The Doll World on Alexa, just ask Alexa to open "Doll World"

    • 43 min
    Magazine Leader, Diana Jones, Owner of Dolls Magazine

    Magazine Leader, Diana Jones, Owner of Dolls Magazine

    A journey into the heart of the doll industry with our enthralling guest, Diana Jones, the dynamic owner of Dolls Magazine.  www.inthedollworld.com 

    As a child, Diana enjoyed altering her dolls' hair, creating unique looks for each of them, Diana has since navigated through life's turns, acquiring a microbiology degree, raising seven children, and eventually taking the reins of Dolls Magazine. Her tale is a testament to the power of passion she has for what she does.

    As we converse with Diana, we delve into the captivating transition of Dolls Magazine from print to digital media and navigating through the tumultuous waters of the doll industry in 2020-2021. She shares her insights on exclusive collaborations with doll artists, creating unique dolls for the magazine's ardent audience, and the thrill of interacting with industry icons like Jack Johnston.

    In the concluding segments, we go under the hood of Dolls Magazine, discussing innovation, marketing, and the magazine's future trajectory. Diana imparts insightful anecdotes about the continuous evolution of doll artistry and the role marketing plays in the magazine's success. From her early days at the company to her heartwarming fangirl moments and awards, Diana's narrative is a gripping saga of aspiration and determination. Join us on this fascinating journey in the world of dolls.
    #dollsmagazine #inthedollworld #georgettetaylorITDW #inthedollworldpodcast
    Support the show
    Hey!!! Get a shout out on an upcoming episode as a thank you for your monthly support of In The Doll World. Click here to support.

    Thank you for listening to In The Doll World, to see all the artists we have featured on the show or to leave a review visit www.inthedollworld.com or to see our video interviews please visit our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/inthedollworld.com.

    Did you know you can now listen to In The Doll World on Alexa, just ask Alexa to open "Doll World"

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Eric D ,

Wonderful hosts and exciting guests!

Thank you for including diverse creators as your guests and making room for all of us who love the world of dolls!

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This is wonderful! Kudos Georgette!

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