In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel

In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel Join In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel, for intimate interviews with your favorite doll creatives, including: Mel Odom, Stacey McBride-Irby, Pat Henry, and Robert Tonner. Meet them up-close as they share their journeys. Learn what inspires and propels them! Hear their struggles and adversities. Let In The Doll World take you on a worldwide tour, as we search the globe for amazing stories from new and fascinating movers-and-shakers who are expanding and reshaping the doll world! These doll artists, companies, collectors, storytellers, repainters, and accessory makers will become some of your new favorites! Hosts: In The Doll World, doll podcast and YouTube channel, is hosted by Georgette Taylor, the history-making doll creator who co-founded and co-invented Big Beautiful Dolls™ (BBD), the first plus-sized fashion dolls.


December 13, 2023 39 mins  In this wonderful episode of In The Doll World,  I am joined by Azhelle Wade, the Toy Coach. Her journey to a key figure in the toy industry is an incredible testament to the power of passion and commitment and her love of teaching and being creative.

Embark on Azelle's journey as she shares her reasons for leaving corporate life to pursue her dreams. Explore the challenges and misconceptions o...

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Welcome to an inspiring conversation with Andrea Furtick, the innovative CEO and founder of AGC Toys, and the creative force behind the Afro Goddess Warrior Dolls and Project.

Get an intriguing glimpse into Andrea's artistic journey that led to the creation of the Afro Goddess Tarot Arkanas and ultimately, these unique, representation-rich dolls. Discover how she overcame the hurdles of cost-ef...

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Listen at     Karen  Oyekanmi, the founder of the American Black Beauty Doll Association, opens up the conversation as she shares the inspiration behind her quest to fill the market gap for beautiful black dolls and to provide positive representation for children of color - a mission that still holds significant relevance almost 40 years later, as they celebrate their upcoming annual Festival of Black Doll Sh...

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Our latest podcast episode introduces Samantha Ong, the innovative CEO of Joeydolls, celebrating the diversity and beauty of the Asian diaspora.

Samantha's story begins with a simple desire - to create dolls that reflected her daughter's Asian heritage. Frustrated with the lack of diversity in the toy market, she embarked on a journey to make dolls that would allow children of Asian descent...

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A journey into the heart of the doll industry with our enthralling guest, Diana Jones, the dynamic owner of Dolls Magazine. 

As a child, Diana enjoyed altering her dolls' hair, creating unique looks for each of them, Diana has since navigated through life's turns, acquiring a microbiology degree, raising seven children, and eventually taking the reins of Dolls Magazine. Her tale is a testa...

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Join us on a fascinating journey as we travel into the world of miniatures with our special guest Kat Picot, the inspiring publisher behind Shrunk magazine.

Kat's story is a testament to passion and perseverance, as she beautifully recounts her transition from working in a doll's house shop to launching her own internationally acclaimed miniatures magazine.

In our discussion, Kat...

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A beautiful and delightful interview with Zoe Oli, the 11-year-old mastermind behind Beautiful Curly Me.

Zoe's inspiring journey starts at the tender age of six, when she decided to tackle her self-confidence issues head-on by creating her own line of dolls that feature curls and braids just like hers.  Don't miss Zoe's incredible tale of resilience and ambition, and how even the youngest among us can make ...

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What if you could transform a childhood hobby into a thriving Instagram account, creating a community around the love of doll collecting? Cassie Jenkins, the talent behind Dolls On The Scene, did just that, and she's here to share her journey with us.

Cassie's passion for dolls sparked at a young age, and her enthusiasm only grew with her age, with her family playing a considerable role in ...

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What happens when a doll enthusiast, collector, and social media star joins In The Doll World to share their unique journey?  You get an inspiring conversation with the talented and passionate Clawdeena

Clawdeena found solace in their love for dolls, creativity, and makeup transformations growing up in a small conservative town after being born in Queens, New York.

With an impressive fol...

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We continue our Part 2 conversation with my guest Aniqua Wilkerson, Fiber Artist Dollmaker and Owner of My Kinda Thing.

We continue our Part 2 conversation with my guest Aniqua Wilkerson, Fiber Artist Dollmaker and Owner of My Kinda Thing.

As Aniqua continues to share her wonderful doll journey, we find her moving into another pivotal and proud moment in her life as s...

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Another wonderful In The Doll World show with my guest Aniqua Wilkerson, Fiber Doll Artist and Owner of My Kinda Thing.   (Pt.1) 

What a great and purposeful doll journey Anqiua's shares with us, the educator is definitely in the house. 

As the third child of seven children, creativity was always encouraged in her house growing up and Aniqua always had dolls to play with, from the time she ca...

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A passionate and powerful interview with Flora Ekpe-Idang, the CEO, Founder and creator of Corage Dolls. 

 Flora shares with us her inspiration for creating Corage Dolls, out of her experience of watching the documentary “Gril Like Me”.  She was struck by the lack of positive diverse representation in media and products had on black children and even though this ‘doll experiment” was done more recently than th...

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A delightful interview with Evelyn Smith aka Evalina, owner of Evergreen Art Dolls and silicone doll artist.  From animal science to doll making, her journey has been just as eclectic as the wonderful doll she makes.

Growing up she loved sci-fi, art and animals, so it’s no surprise she has found a way to marry the three.

Although she loved playing with dolls and being creative, she didn’t stumble upon the ...

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What a wonderful conversation with Debra Pounds, Doll Artist and owner of Paddlefootz Dolls & Thangs

Debra shares how in 1997 a request from her mother for a Black Santa lead her to crafting but it was after the many conversations with her sister on how hard it had been and still was to find black dolls that were true, cute, and beautiful reflections of us as Black people for her nieces, and her...

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Another FANGIRL moment for me at IDTW.  What a fantastic time spent with Ms. Yla Eason, creator of  Sun-Man, the first Black superhero action figure and owner of Olmec Toys. 

Ms. Eason is an award-winning educator and entrepreneur who is largely credited with pioneering the ethnic toy market at mass market stores. As an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers University, her focus is Business ...

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Such a beautiful conversation with art doll artist, Natasha Smith, Owner of Mend By Ruby Grace.

 Nastasha shares with us how her love for her daughter jump started her journey into doll making, while not having a clue at all where to start. 

 As a self-taught doll maker, she has been honing her craft in the doll artistry since 2008.

 Natasha thrives in trying new techniques and experimenting ...

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What delightful show with this 10-year-old entrepreneur and doll creator, Demetrius Davis, Jr. aka Lil Dee, CEO of Our Brown Boy Joy, and his mom Dr. Luciana Gilmore. 

Our Brown Boy Joy created "My Friend," a character plush doll that speaks positive affirmations, such as “Brown Boy you are smart!” and more.

LiL Dee shares that while watching the news during lock down from COVID, stories of George Flo...

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A fun and phenomenal interview with Sandra Epps, artist and author. Founder of Sandy’s Land LLC an entertainment service and the Detroit Doll Show.

As a creative force and a survivor of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), a disease where the immune system attacks both the body tissue and organs, Sandra continues to use her strength, resiliency, passion, and creativity in celebrating history, culture, self-love...

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A great conversation with Janet Lovett, Sculptor & Reborn Doll Artist. Janet is also a GOLD Award Professional Doll Makers Art Guild winner, PDMAG member and PDMAG mentor.

This is our 3rd episode of our In The Doll World collaboration with the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild (PDMAG) as the Media Partner for their free upcoming online convention, October 14th-16th, which will celebrate doll artists with...

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A very delightful and powerful conversation with Nikki Graves, CEO of Trinity Designs, Inc.

Nikki’s journey into doll making did not start with a love of dolls, surprisingly she was not into dolls at all but out of her desire to find a doll that was a tribute to her sorority as a Delta, and with no luck finding one, Nikki decided to take matters into her own hands and develop a doll that represented...

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