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Meredith Bailey, the mother of a young girl with alopecia universalis (a condition that causes total hair loss) wrote a very simple thank-you note to the American Girl doll company for making her daughter feel included. The letter is noteworthy not for the way American Girl paid special attention to her daughter, but for the way their doll, and more importantly their store layout, made the girl feel completely unexceptional. (Full letter text below.)

I have always been a loyal supporter of your company. I still have my Pleasant Company dolls from 1988 that my daughter...

Posted by Meredith Bailey on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It's hard to make out, but the sign on the display case reads "We're proud to offer a selection of Truly Me dolls without hair in a variety of skin tones and eye colors."