Support Girl Power with Get Real Girl


Join us in supporting our friends at Get Real Girl with their new sport action figures just for girls. Because empowering girls matters!

girl power, kids activities, kids and sports, green kidsThe need for inspirational and aspirational toys like Get Real Girl is clear. Despite the benefits of Title IX legislation, 3 out of 5 American girls still don’t have the opportunity to play sports at school. And the Women’s Sports Foundation cites the lack of female role models as a major reason that girls in the U.S. drop out of sports at double the rate of boys. In addition, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled since 1980. According to WHO (World Health Organization), childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.

Get Real Girl is seeking to redefine what it means to “play like a girl.” In spring of 2017, the company will introduce four, multi-ethnic action figures that play different sports, and have their own passports and their own travel adventures. They have realistic proportions, authentic sports clothes and gear, and are fully-articulated, so the girls can stand on their own two feet and kick a soccer ball or shoot a basket.

Get Real Girl action figures are an alternative to traditional Barbies, Bratz and other dolls. They inspire activity, adventure and diversity for today’s girls. Get Real Girl’s mission is to empower girls to be true to themselves. The brand promotes healthy, active lifestyles and positive self-esteem through play and sports. The action figures are role models meant to spark girls’ imaginations and aspirations. Playing with the figures and creating their own adventures represent a rehearsal that generates confidence and excitement for participating in sports.

The girls’ doll market has plenty of choices when it comes to fashion, fantasy, and personal style, but none that focus exclusively on sport and adventure until Get Real Girl. CEO Shona Gupta says “It’s past time that young girls had a positive role model that encouraged them to imagine, play, connect and express real values for the real world.” In addition to the action figures and online content, the company has already received the support of several major female athletes such as star soccer pro Brandi Chastain, Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington, and Joanna Lohman who is also currently a U.S. Sports Ambassador.

Get Real Girl is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise grassroots support and funding. To learn more and to watch their video, visit their Kickstarter page.

Living Green with Baby proudly supports this idea and we encourage you to do the same: donate and help spread the word!

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