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Australian Artist Rallies For Marriage Equality With Lesbian Barbie Dolls

Betty Strachan-Otter uses her dolls "to depict scenes containing positive affirmations to those who can relate to them."

Betty Strachan-Otter became famous for her lifelike customized Barbies after her breastfeeding dolls went viral.

Now, the Australian artist is encouraging her countrypeople to vote “Yes” on marriage equality with her latest creation: A two-mom Barbie doll family.

#loveislove #gaymarriage #samesexcouples

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“I like to use my dolls to depict scenes containing positive affirmations to those who can relate to them,” she tells The Daily Mail.

“I’m saddened that there even needs to be a debate on same-sex marriage. Nobody worries about who you love when you’re in a committed straight relationship, so why should same-sex couples need to be treated any differently?”

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Based in Brisbane, Strachan-Otter got into her craft after she making a few for her two sons. She’s been so overwhelmed with custom orders, she’s not able to take new orders. (We should all have such problems.)

Thankfully you can still buy her breastfeeding Barbie on Etsy, which she says she strives “to make them as diverse as I possibly can.”

Trish Bendix is a Los Angeles-based writer.
@trishbendix