Barbie Celebrates Inspiring Women for 60th Anniversary
Barbie is celebrating its 60th anniversary and International Women’s Day in a major way!
The iconic doll company is honoring 20 women from around the globe that are role models to young women. These women all have different ethnic backgrounds and have achieved tremendous things from various industries. Now every girl will have someone to look up to. Yara Shahidi, Naomi Osaka, Adwou Aboah are amongst some of the role models being honored through the Inspiring Women Doll Series. Each role model will be turned into their own one-of-a-kind “Shero” doll.
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My very own Barbie! It’s mad!! Seeing my own doll that has my skin colour, shaved head, freckles and my tattoo’s is beyond mad. I spent the majority of my childhood wishing for blonde hair, pining over Barbies light skin and blue eyes. All those years ago and I didn’t feel like I was represented anywhere. But today with my big toothy grin I feel so very proud to have been awarded this Shero doll for all the hard work I have put into myself and @gurlstalk All I hope is that some little girl out there sees this and realises that her wildest dreams are possible if she puts her mind to it. I hear you and see you, this doll is for you. #MoreRoleModels #Shero #Barbie60 @BarbieStyle
In addition to the new collection, Barbie is using their “Dream Gap Project Fund” to donate funding to organizations aimed at “leveling the playing field for girls”. The Mattel Children’s Foundation will donate $1 from every doll sold in the U.S and distribute the funds to the various organizations chosen.
Be sure to join the conversation by using the hashtags #YouCanBeAnything , #MoreRoleModels and #Barbie60!