Saturday, 18 November, 2017

First hijab-wearing Barbie doll presented in USA

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Elaine Woods | 15 November, 2017, 01:27

Muhammad, who ranked among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2016 and has gone on to start a line of clothing, Louella, for the modest fashion industry, said the new doll means the fulfillment of a childhood dream. She was also the first female, Muslim-American athlete to win a medal at the Olympics, bringing home the bronze for sabre fencing.

There has never been a Barbie doll to wear a hijab before.

Yesterday one of the biggest names in toys gave us another example of their commitment to diversity when Mattel introduced a new hijab wearing Barbie doll, inspired by Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. I'm really excited to have this moment happen in my life and also for all these little girls now who can shop for Barbie doll that may look them, may wear a hijab like they do, or like their mom does, or like a friend does. This series of dolls pushing for the recognition of women who violate the boundaries and inspiring the next generation of girls.

In her Instagram caption, Muhammad wrote, "I'm proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!"

Other athletes with their own Barbie dolls include Gold medal-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas, soccer player Abby Wambach and ballerina Misty Copeland, all part of the Shero line of dolls. Mattel Inc. said the doll will be available online next fall.

"There was so much about the doll that was important to me", Muhammad added.

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The doll was unveiled at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit in NY.

The doll will come with a full fencing uniforms, including a sabre and a mask.

Muhammad told Bustle that she's so honored to be the model for which this doll was designed.

"A lot of people don't believe that Muslim women have voices, or that we participate in sports", Muhammad said, according to Fowler's report.

Muhammad said she hoped the doll would inspire girls to embrace what makes them unique.

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