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It Takes a Lot to be Outrageous

I don’t remember much of my childhood but I do remember playing with a Barbie-like doll with black and silver hair.  I inherited that doll from my sister–the only doll that I had with cool hair before the 90’s new wave of Barbie dolls.  I also remember customizing her later, and by that I mean chopping her hair, and dressing her with the coolest doll clothes I had.

Jetta doll, c. 80’s

At that time, I don’t remember if I realized that that doll wasn’t a Barbie.  It didn’t matter.  What mattered was that she was so cool.  And she had to be: she was actually Jetta, from Jem and the Holograms.  My sister is a fan of the show so my taste for it was a matter of time (Jetta was a favorite already). Continue reading



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