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Model Mala Bryan's love of dolls has created a world of diversity for kids

21 February 2020 12:03 PM
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Refilwe Moloto speaks to this week's Trailblazer, model, businesswoman and restaurateur, Mala Bryan.

Born on the island of St. Lucia, Mala Bryan’s career has seen her following the modelling seasons around the world: working runways and doing shoots.

Today, she calls Cape Town her home.

Here's how creating Malaville Dolls began.

Through collecting dolls I created my own world - that's why I called it Malaville. Then I thought, I need dolls with afros and I couldn't get them.

Mala Bryan, Founder - Malaville Dolls

She says there were black dolls out there, but they did not have the natural hair she wanted to see.

It was actually a fight I was having in the modelling world, where I always had to have the wigs on, have the weaves on, or relaxed my hair - so it was about a personal battle. I felt like I was going through a journey with my dolls as well.

Mala Bryan, Founder - Malaville Dolls

Listen to the interview below:


21 February 2020 12:03 PM
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Malaville Dolls
dolls
diverse dolls

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