Barbie Have Released a Range of Dolls Inspired by Empowering Women
Life in plastic is no longer fantastic, the age of bleached blonde, unrealistic body proportioned Barbies are over and now dawns the time of female role models and strong independent who relish in their versatile looks and shapes.
Barbie have released 17 new dolls, all inspired by empowering women who have broken the barriers of stereotypes and made history - We couldn’t be happier!
As part of our ongoing commitment to #CloseTheDreamGap, we are honoring #MoreRoleModels from around the world than ever before. These women are breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. 🌍 Learn more: https://t.co/dDN166naY4. #YouCanBeAnything #Barbie60 pic.twitter.com/giiaPkvSS5— Barbie (@Barbie) 6 March 2019
In aid of this year’s International Women’s day, the new range was launched containing some of the most inspiring names in history.
Frida Kahlo, Artist
Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer
Martyna Wojciechowska, Journalist
Hélène Darroze, World-Renowned Chef
Ashley Graham, Model and Body Activist
Patty Jenkins, Filmmaker
Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician and Physicist
Yuan Yuan Tan, Prima Ballerina
Sara Gama, Soccer Player
Leyla Piedayesh, Designer and Entrepreneur
Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing Champion
Bindi Irwin, Conservationist
Xiaotong Guan, Actress and Philanthropist
Chloe Kim, Snowboarding Champion
Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics Champion
Ava Duvernay, Film Director
Hui Ruoqi, Volleyball Champion
Nicola Adams Obe, Boxing Champion
In addition to these 17 dolls, Barbie have also teamed up with Virgin to create 3 more dolls inspired by aviation.
To encourage young girls to pursue a career in STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics), the doll manufacturing company have designed a line of female pilots, flight attendants and engineers.
Considering back in 1959 Barbie was developed for young girls to have choices, it looks like the Barbie world is finally giving young girls the opportunity to aspire to be like their dolls in the correct way!