Here she is, the anti-Barbie, fresh from
the rainforests of Northern New South Wales, Australia.
This 34 cm vinyl doll runs barefoot, dreadlocks
her hair with coloured braids and beads, wears simple rainbow
clothes, has piercings and a range of tattoos, and even a bit
of natural body hair.
Feral Cheryl is modelled on the green extremists,
known as ‘ferals’ from Australia. (For more on the
background to Feral Cheryl, see ‘behind
In contrast to the ‘fashion doll’
mentality, Feral Cheryl does not have an extensive wardrobe, or
high heels, or swimsuit, or gym gear, or wedding dress or cheerleader
outfit. She needs no sports car or hairdressing salon, no disco
stage or shopping mall.
Her motto is "Live Simply, Run Wild".
Her only accessories: a bag of home grown herbs*,
a sense of humour and a social conscience.
Each Feral Cheryl doll is individually crafted with a variety
of coloured beads, bindis and a range of tattoos, so there are
no two exactly the same.
* the doll comes with
a small stash of dried basil.
NOTE: PRODUCTION OF FERAL
CHERYL DOLLS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BUT....
THERE IS A FERAL CHERYL MULTI-MEDIA
PROJECT CURRENTLY IN PRE-PRODUCTION.
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