The Evolution Of Barbie
“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.”
Mattel recently introduced the Inspiring Women Series. In 2020, the cultural icon and tennis legend, Billie Jean King, was added to the collection. The doll wears a two-tone blue and mint-green tennis dress, inspired by what King wore when she defeated former top-ranked player, Bobby Riggs. King had a remarkable career winning 39 Grand Slam titles, and off the court, she tirelessly fought for women’s equality in sports.
Barbie was created at a time when women were generally restricted to being just housewives. Today, she is a beacon of progress and inspiring a new generation who wants to do it all.