My roommate last year told me about the job she received as the graphic designer for Miss Possible. I inquired what the company was and was immediately intrigued. It’s such a fresh and challenging idea. Similar to what we’ve been seeing in the media, young women are beginning to challenge gender roles and expectations. The very clear lines are beginning to fade as equality emerges. Miss Possible has to potential to revolutionize the doll industry and stereotypes by challenging the root of the problem.
Lead Designer of UI Startup Seeks to Empower Young Girls
A University of Illinois startup, Miss Possible, aims to empower young girls to dream big and challenge stereotypical career paths set by society for women. Lead Designer Kelly Lin has created a line of dolls, which girls can both play with and learn from.
These dolls are’t your typical Suzy Homemaker Barbie. The dolls are modeled after influential women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields). The fields within STEM are ones which are in dire need of women. The vision is that by showing young girls all the possibilities available to them, these girls will not be deterred to pursue careers dominated by men.