Barbie Makes History!

Mattel has unveiled the first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll! It’s been designed after Olympian sabre fencer Ibtihaj Muhammed.

She was the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the US in the Olympics.

The doll is part of Barbie’s ‘Shero’ line which celebrates women breaking boundaries.

 

The first hijabi @barbie doll is red carpet ready for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards ❤️ #girlgang #barbie

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The line already includes dolls designed after Zendaya, Ashley Graham and more. Ibtihaj’s doll will release to the public in 2019.



 
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