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.
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