Monday, May 30, 2011
molly emanuel mcglynn
Molly is 1/4 French, 1/4 South African, 1/4 Irish, 1/4 German. She loves to create, sing and do charity work. She wrote this about the inspiration for her doll:
"My banana doll is based on the 'orphan trains'. I chose this because of the orphans in Uganda. Over a period of about 75 years roughly 100,000 abandoned and mistreated orphans off the streets of New York City were put on trains that were going west to try to find new homes. To keep out of danger the kids formed gangs. Police were known to arrest kids that were only 5 years old and sometimes a little younger. A man by the name of Charles Loring Grace was the person who invented the orphan train with the intention of giving them nice homes, but more often than not the farmers thought them to be no more than just cheap labor. Lets make sure that doesn’t happen to the orphans in Uganda and keep helping them!"
Molly is a really cool kid. I met her through her mom, Nicole, who is also part of this year's Doll Project. Molly just had her birthday party. She told me she invited four good girlfriends. Each girl was asked to come prepared to tell all about a different country. She had to dress like someone from that country, bring a food from that country and be able to talk about various customs and traditions. I think that would be a pretty amazing party to attend! Guess which country Molly chose?? Yep. Uganda.