Anti-Prom Paper Dolls

Cut, color, and customize 26 pages of body-positive and gender-expansive dolls and garments.

The Anti-Prom Paper Dolls were created by Christine Wong Yap and contributors and are available as a supplement to Kindling: Activities to Spark Joy and Belonging Gathered from Around the World.

Unlike historic paper dolls, which are typically White, cis female, slim, and without visible disabilities, the dolls here are of various races, genders, and sizes, and include people who use wheelchairs. They can be customized with diverse hair textures and styles, and wear designs by students at the High School for Fashion Industries in New York City and by college students in Bangalore, India.

Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Download the PDF below (5.7 MB).

Caption: Christine Wong Yap and contributors, Anti-Prom Paper Dolls, 2023, social practice, drawing, 8.5 x 11 inches.

Developed Christine Wong Yap as the artist-in-residence at large in Mindscapes, the Wellcome Trust’s international cultural program about mental health. Exhibited in Holding at Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA from March 22 to April 29, 2023.