Barbie Makes History!
Mattel has unveiled the first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll! It’s been designed after Olympian sabre fencer Ibtihaj Muhammed.
Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie Shero family! 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. 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 😭💘 #shero
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 line already includes dolls designed after Zendaya, Ashley Graham and more. Ibtihaj’s doll will release to the public in 2019.