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Doll Talk Time

Rebecca Cherkoss has been writing politically themed plays since she was in the third grade. These days, the actress-writer-activist produces Doll Talk Time, a Web series featuring a diverse cast of plastic ladies—i.e., Barbies and other toy dolls—tackling gender, racism and class. Each episode features Cherkoss voicing various characters including Miss Havisham, a public-school teacher; LeTigre, a deejay; and her best friend Bunny, an actress. Episode topics include Facebook, texting and Beyoncé's decree to ban the word “bossy.” On the latter, LeTigre's not having it: “‘Bossy' really just means you just know what you want, and you're good at communicating it.”