The creator of the Lammily doll has come out with a new line of accessories called "Period Party" to help young girls learn about menstruation
Barbie may have a dream house and a Jeep, but what about a period?
Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm has decided to expand the offerings of his average-sized, realistic doll – a thicker waisted, brunette Barbie named Lammily, who made headlines last year for her optional pimples and stretch marks – to include period accessories to teach young girls about menstruation.
The “Period Party” accessory pack for his Lammily doll includes pad and liner stickers meant to fit in doll-sized underwear (also included), a calendar and dot stickers to keep track of a menstruation cycle, and an informational pamphlet.
“On average, a woman between the ages of 12 and 51 spends a total of six years on her menstrual period, yet, while being a huge part of female life, this perfectly healthy, natural process is still surrounded by taboos,” reads the pamphlet.
Lamm hopes making the subject relatable to young girls will help to get rid of some of the stigma and confusion that can surround it.
“Let’s start an open and positive conversation about our periods,” continues the pamphlet. “Learn the facts. Debunk the myths. Celebrate life!”