arbie fans, rejoice! There’s a new Barbie in town. She’ll be hitting shelves in 2018, and making history when she does! For the first time ever, Barbie will be wearing hijab. In fact, Barbie is going to be releasing a whole line of dolls based on inspirational women. They’re calling them “Sheroes” and you’re definitely going to want to add them to your collection.
These new dolls are made to look like real-life women who are good role models for young girls.
Barbie writes, “Barbie recognizes Sheroes – female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere,”
Among the new dolls is a miniature Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas.
“Gabby continues to inspire us with her hard work and determination. From cartwheels as a three-year-old to winning on the international stage. Gabby’s story is truly inspirational!” Barbie includes the background behind each new doll.
Who else will be a Shero doll?
The doll for Ava Duvernay, the director of Selma, was completely sold out in 2015. Model Ashley Graham is also getting a doll for “pushing boundaries within the fashion industry” and “promoting the messages of body positivity, self-acceptance, and female empowerment.”
Misty Copeland, the first African American Female Principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, is a Shero as well.
Barbie writes, “Misty Copeland is truly a bright shining star, paving the way for future dancers all over the world!” This would be an awesome gift for young girls who aspire to be a ballerina just like Misty.
At last year’s Rio Olympics, Ibtihaj Muhammad won the bronze medal for fencing with Team USA, becoming the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal.
She’s clearly a national hero.
And a bronze medal is pretty darn sweet, but she just received another honor that truly breaks the mold…