San Francisco, CA.
I grew up in a small town in Oregon, fishing with my dad, gardening with my mom, and playing with Barbies of all things. Back in the 80s, I knew a brown Barbie must exist, but i never saw them at the store. My sister had a Barbie with brown hair (also rare) which was secretly my favorite. At least she looked a little bit more like me. The images of women that i saw as a child were so removed from my reality.