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Daily Inspiration: Meet Shaneisha Dodson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shaneisha Dodson.

Hi Shaneisha, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
During the pandemic, I had an idea to turn the main character from my children’s book The Adventures of Sugamama into a doll. I wanted the world to know that little black girls could be superheroes too. Therefore, I did research and with the help of my mother, we found a company that could make it happen. We have been developing the prototype since January of this year. Now it’s ready. We plan to go into production later this year. I’m excited because my doll will bring joy into the lives of many children.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The ride has been smooth. So far, there have been no challenges. Recently, I started taking pre-orders for the doll.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m known for being a playwright. I’m most proud of all of my plays. Each production represents me stepping out on faith to pursue my God-given purpose. Now, I have developed a doll that will inspire young girls to reach for the stars. They will be able to say if she was able to accomplish her goals so can I.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success is doing whatever makes you feel happy or accomplishing your goals… Success just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Rae Kade Photography

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