There's nothing that pulls on your heartstrings quite like little dreams. I just finished reading a book and all one of the characters wanted to do was grow up and work in an office. Oh, you mean like the first office on the ocean floor or something right? Nope, just an old boring office with a fax machine that makes a hideous noise and a copier that eats toner like a Christmas ham. Mind you the girl was a clone who was only around so her organs could be harvested to keep regular folks alive, but still, have you heard of a dream that was smaller than that? It depressed me.
Yuna has much bigger dreams, specifically that she wants to own a commercial rocket company and to visit Mars. And she loves cats, which makes her pretty awesome in my book. She is the brainchild of Bigshot Toyworks and the folks behind Uglydolls, Sun Min Kim and David Horvath and is intended to fuel a child's imagination through focusing on the world around them. And yeah, it's a little different than the stuff I normally write about, but I have two nieces and I'd rather them grow up and feel that anything was possible rather than be consumed by whether their make up looks good or if their clothes are on trend.
Yuna needs your help though if she is to inspire girls around the world. Right now there is a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production costs needed to make her a reality. For only $40 you can get one of these 10 inch dolls featuring real clothes and her little cat buddy, Kamata. There are other reward levels as well that include button packs and graphics for your wall and every little bit goes towards making this happen. They have a lot of money left to raise so visit this link, pledge what you can, and give girls out there a positive roll model to look up to and dream with.