My name is Nienke, I’m the creator of @riverlovesbarbie account on Instagram. I started this hobby to help me with my autism and self-image. Creating a mini-me and taking her on little adventures has done a lot for my self-esteem and image. I have autism which means that the normal world can be confusing, chaotic and overwhelming for me. In my little barbie room, I have created my own little world where everything makes sense to me and I can create order in the chaos. This really helps me wind down and relax, which are both very hard for me. So making pictures and sharing them is super therapeutic for me.
Creating my mini-me River has also helped me accept and love myself more. River can do a lot of things I find hard to do and do it with a smile on her little face. She has helped me a lot with coming to terms with all the things I can’t do or are too overwhelming for me. So a big yay for River.
I also really enjoy building 1:6 scale dioramas and furniture for my dolls, it is a very peaceful job to do.
Please feel welcome to take a look on my Instagram page. ~ Nienke Marijn
Picture Of Me With Doll
This is me with my mini-me named River.
Megan In The Kitchen
This is a picture of Megan in her new kitchen holding her cat.
River In Underwear On The Bed
This is a picture I made for Valentine’s day, portraying the message: Give love, share love, self-love. River explaining the importance of loving/taking care of yourself.
Barbie Nishi Pouring Tea
This is a picture of Nishi having a quiet day at home pouring herself a cup of tea and just relaxing.
Three Girls Singing Karaoke
This is a picture of Emori, Zoey and River grooving of with a karaoke set.
Picture Of Three Girls Hugging
In this picture, Tiffany and Josie came to visit Megan and ended up taking some cute pictures. It is so nice to have such good friends.
River Behind Her New Desk
In this picture, River is super happy with her new room and her writing desk.
Nishi And Cats
In this picture, Nishi is playing an cuddling with the cats. So nice to have so many cats around, they are such loving creatures.
River At The Beach
River went to the beach to just listen to the waves and have a relaxing walk to clear her head.