Mattel Reveals First Ever Hijab Wearing Barbie @balleralert Mattel Reveals First Ever Hijab Wearing Barbie-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As part of Mattel’s “Shero” program Barbie has just released a new hijab-wearing doll ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doll is inspired by American-Muslim Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad who made history as the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics with a hijab ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “The Barbie Shero Program recognizes women who break boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls and I am so excited to join this incredible group of women” Muhammad said in a post on Instagram ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doll was presented Monday by Glamour magazine at the Women of the Year summit in New York City ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Ibtihaj Muhammad has challenged every stereotype — which to me is the definition of a modern American woman” Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive said in a statement ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Barbie is celebrating Ibtihaj not only for her accolades as an Olympian but for embracing what makes her stand out” Barbie’s vice-president of marketing Sejal Shah Miller said in a statement “Ibtihaj is an inspiration to countless girls who never saw themselves represented By honoring her story we hope this doll reminds them that they can be and do anything” Meme

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