Young activist Mari Copeny, who is also known as Little Miss Flint for her work in fighting for clean water in her hometown of Flint, Michigan, now has a doll that's been created in her honor. Lottie recently launched its "Kid Activist" doll, stating on its website: "Inspired by real life activist, Mari Copeny...it is hoped that this doll, Meg, will empower children to believe in themselves. Their voices matter and with them, they can achieve anything!"
Since becoming an advocate for her hometown, Copeny has helped provide thousands upon thousands of free bottled waters to Flint residents, sent over 1,000 kids in her community back to school with free school supplies, plus raised funds so Flint kids could watch "Black Panther" and "A Wrinkle in Time."
"There are amazing little kids we’ve been finding, and they’re huge role models," Lottie Founder Ian Harkin told Earther. "These amazing little kids are changing lives for other kids because they are proactively sort of giving back to their communities."
The Kid Activist doll is now available for pre-order.