When All You Want for Christmas is a Doll that Poops

Lynn Sally
8 min readMay 22, 2022
Cherished family photo of my brother channeling Santa Realness the year Baby Alive pooped all over Christmas

I threw a fit until Mom, finally, scrapped together enough dough as a switchboard operator at a department store to buy me a doll that poops. There’s a lot to unpack here.

First off, you may assume that since my Mom was a switchboard operator that I am like 100 years old. Close but not quite.

Lynn Sally

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